Doha, 11 November 2019 - Some 170 youths from Qatar and countries across the world will take part in the first edition of ‘Generation Amazing (GA) Youth Festival 2019,’ scheduled from December 15-18 at Qatar Foundation’s Oxygen Park.
The occasion, which forms part of Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC)’s Generation Amazing Programme, marks the start of a series of festivals leading to 2022 and will be the first youth event held alongside the FIFA Club World Cup this year.
“The GA Youth Festival will take our football for development programme’s most promising young participants on a football journey of a lifetime,” said GA programmes director Nasser al-Khori, adding that several partners will also be joining the festival.
Al-Khori, along with GA executive director Mushtaq al-Waeli and GA Marketing and Communication director Moza al-Mohannadi, spoke to the media at a roundtable discussion on Tuesday at Al Bidda Tower in Doha.
Besides the welcome activities, key highlights of the festival will include football for development workshops led by Youth Ambassadors, cultural performances and celebrity Ambassador activations for all youth attendees.
Participants will have the opportunity to learn building and designing social development programmes around football infrastructure, event organisation and community outreach initiatives.
According to SC, the festival’s educational courses will take participants through the fundamental principles of an active citizenship through football and project management.
GA will also launch a local Youth Ambassador programme aimed at recruiting five new Ambassadors, aged between 16 and 22, from Qatar in time for the Youth Festival.
By inspiring and engaging an amazing generation of young Qataris and residents, SC noted that GA seeks to create a generation of supporters active long beyond the FIFA World Cup, united in their commitment to positive social change and leaving a legacy in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030.
Talented and committed young Qataris and residents selected as Youth Ambassadors will undergo a capacity building programme, which will develop their skills, provide them with local and international exposure and the ability to convey GA values to local and international youth.
Applicants who display an interest in social change and sport development, and demonstrate basic leadership skills, will have the edge of being selected for this programme.
Those who are interested can fill up an application form online.
GA Partner Clubs – AS Roma, KAS Eupen, Leeds United and Sheffield FC, the English FA, as well as PSG Academy in Doha – will also be present, together with youth participants and GA youth ambassadors for the festival.
“We are very excited about their contributions and looking forward to strengthening these relationships further,” al-Khori said.