UNHCR and ANTA Group partner to empower young refugees through learning and sport
GENEVA - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and ANTA Group today launched a new partnership focused on empowering refugee and displaced children and youths through the power of education and sports.
The three-year partnership, ‘Moving for Change’, contributes to UNHCR’s work to improve access to primary education and teaching and learning resources, and to support child well-being, resilience and learning-readiness.
In pursuit of these goals, Moving for Change entails a donation of 1.2 million items of sportswear and a cash contribution of at least $1.5 million to support UNHCR sports and education programmes.
In displacement settings, sports and play-based initiatives have been used effectively to improve child protection, education and psychosocial well-being. Moving for Change aims to reach 300,000 children and youths who have been affected by displacement across the world by 2025.
The global partnership between UNHCR and ANTA Group will contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 4 (Quality Education) and 17 (Partnerships for the Goals).
About ANTA Group
ANTA Group is a Chinese sports equipment corporation. It is the third-largest sporting goods company by revenue globally. Founded in 1991, its operations involve the business of designing, developing, manufacturing and marketing sports products. On the top of it’s own brand “ANTA”, ANTA Group also owns other sporting apparel and equipment brands including Arc’teryx, Salomon, Wilson, Peak Performance and Atomic.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, leads international action to protect people forced to flee their homes because of conflict and persecution. The organization delivers life-saving assistance including shelter, food and water, helps safeguard fundamental human rights, and develops solutions that ensure people have a safe place to call home where they can build a better future. UNHCR also works to ensure that stateless people are granted nationality.
For more information, please contact:
- Jemma Galvin, Private Sector Communications Officer, UNHCR Private Sector Partnerships Service, Asia: [email protected]