Doha 25 June 2018
It proved to be an unforgettable experience for eight 2022 FIFA World Cup construction workers, as they were given the chance to attend the World Cup in Russia as ambassadors of the Generation Amazing programme.
The workers – from India, Ghana, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh – were selected based on their outstanding contributions to the programme, as well as their journey from participants to coaches over two years with Generation Amazing in Qatar. They have now become an inspiration to others after their five-day trip to Russia.
Generation Amazing is the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy’s (SC) flagship corporate social responsibility programme. Established during Qatar’s bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup™, it has been changing lives through the power of football since 2010, and forms a key part of the SC’s legacy commitment.
“We have enjoyed this experience a lot,” he said. “We have made new friends from different countries and it was amazing to attend our first World Cup match. We are blessed to have had this opportunity and I would like to thank Generation Amazing for this unique chance.”
Together with his colleagues, Singh flew the flag for Generation Amazing at the opening ceremony of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
He continued: “Qatar has given us this opportunity, and we know that Generation Amazing is a platform to change the lives of thousands of people. We are bringing about social change by organising workshops and activities in our communities in Doha, and using football to help develop people’s life skills.”