Hello, champions of change!
- An exhilarating journey awaits us as Bonyan, your favourite NGO, is set to make a star appearance at the UEFA Champions League Final 2023, taking place at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul 🏟️. Yes, you heard it right!
- We’re bringing our mission to one of the most prestigious and widely watched sporting events on the globe.
- 📆 Since 2014, we’ve been committed to empowering communities 👥, fostering quality education 🎓, and championing social welfare in the Middle East’s conflict-touched regions. Today, as the most prominent partner of UEFA Foundation in Türkiye, our dedication is stronger than ever.
Let’s take a walk down memory lane and revisit some of our standout projects
The first Project:
The Project Period was between 06/15/2020 to 12/31/2021 in Şanlıurfa, Izmir, Turkey:
📝 Project summary:
- 3.6 million Syrian refugees in Turkey were targeted for integration through sports, primarily football.
- The program particularly focused on young refugees who were not in school and dealing with trauma.
- Renovation of playgrounds at schools in Şanlıurfa took place, improving infrastructure for sports. 300 physical education teachers across 100 schools received training to use sports as a tool for peace and integration.
- Three football tournaments were held for Turkish and Syrian children from disadvantaged backgrounds, promoting interaction and life skills development.
- Teenagers were actively involved as volunteers, coaches, and mediators, aiding the project and gaining valuable experience.
- Parental engagement was encouraged through information sessions, aiming to increase awareness of the importance of good parenting and education.
- As a result, ten schools had their pitches refurbished, 100 schools implemented a football program, and three new football leagues were established.
- The main goal was to use football as a tool to foster peaceful coexistence among children and improve school infrastructure
The Project Period was between 01.01.2022 to 30.10.2022 in Türkiye and Syria:
📝 Project summary:
- Renovated 10 school playgrounds (5 in Turkey, 5 in Syria) to provide a space for children to participate in sports and improve their life skills.
- Provided a four-day training program for 100 teachers to adopt the football3 methodology and integrate social cohesion activities into their classrooms.
- Offered skills development for 80 youth mediators who acted as volunteer football coaches and role models.
- Organized two football3 leagues, one in Turkey and the other in Syria, with the participation of 240 children.
- Trained project volunteers in child protection principles, promoted children’s rights, and provided health advice related to COVID-19 prevention.
A generous amount of Donation to the affected Syrians and Turkish by the recent earthquake. Date: Friday, February 10, 2023:
- Our journey was not just about projects; it was also about spontaneous gestures of support. When an earthquake struck Türkiye and Syria, UEFA Foundation and Bonyan stood hand in hand to donate €50,000 to help the victims.
What does this unique partnership mean?
It’s more than the game’s thrill and sport’s beauty. It’s about harnessing football’s power to echo Bonyan’s ethos, spotlight our transformative work, and instill hope in millions of refuge children and the weakened around the world.
Making a Mark: Bonyan’s Journey to the UEFA Champions League Final:
- As we take the spotlight at the UEFA Champions League Final, we carry with us stories of resilience and transformation that fuel our mission. Every success 🏆 and unity achieved through our projects aren’t just victories for Bonyan, but for the communities we serve.
- Entering a new chapter 📖, football becomes more than a game – it becomes a symbol 🕊️of our commitment to build bridges, foster hope, achieving the dreams of the refugee children and create a better future. This moment allows us to highlight the strength of human spirit within our communities.
Thank you for standing with us, for believing in change. As we step onto the pitch, we carry with us not just the Bonyan name, but the hopes and dreams of millions.
Remember, we are Bonyan – more than champions, we are the change.
Bonyan – We Build Lives. We Build Futures. 🌍💙⚽️