SATUC organized the first football tournament for orphans and street children in Egypt and the Arab countries
With the participation of 16 civil associations in six Egyptian governorates SATUC organized the first football tournament for orphans and street children in Egypt and the Arab countries. Sheikha Al-Thani played with them and Awladi Association in Maadi won the first prize worth 10.000 LE in the form of certificates of deposit in New Suez Canal Project. The prizes were delivered as national songs were played and the first birthday of SATUC was celebrated.
Indoor Hall of Nasr City Club witnessed the first football tournament for orphans in Egypt and the Arab world with the participation of 16 civil associations in six Egyptian governorates. At the beginning of the day, the children received bags containing training suit, Sneakers, shampoo, shower gel, and a towel for each child. The children were divided into teams and lots were drawn for 8 matches. Then, the associations presented a show on the playground before a match between Hope Village Orphans and Awladi Association in Maadi .
Sheikha Al Thani , started the game allowing the children to play and demonstrate their exquisite skills. Furthermore, Sheikha decided to play with the children in order to encourage them to participate and interact. During the game, many people volunteered to cheer as they knew about the event from SATUC official page on Facebook and website as well as the sign hanged at the entrance of the club.
At the end of the day, Awladi Association in Maadi won the cup as well as the prize. Everybody was happy dancing and singing. Sheikha even laughed and danced with them. A documentary about SATUC was presented before Sheikha delivered her speech to thank the attendees for their active participation including the representatives of the Ministry of Sports, Captain Mohammed Ismail. Khalid Abdul Aziz, Minister of Sports, said he was eager to attend the event had it not been for the friendly match between Egypt and Nigeria, which was held in Aswan. Representative for the Ministry of social Solidarity and mayor of Maadi have attended as well as many public figures.
We were happy that the Syrian singer Magdy al-Qassim and the artist Amr Ramzy have attended the event. Also many people have sent flowers and telegrams to apologize for their absence because of the international football match in Aswan.
In Sheikha’s speech, encouraged all children to play sports as a way for their excellence and development of their community since “A sound mind in a sound body”. She added that sports also protect young people from bad habits, help them to excel and to avoid violence. Sheikha announced the prize will be a hundred shares in the New Suez Canal project for each member of the team. This makes the prize worth 10.000 LE. This represents their very first investment in such a great project.
Sheikha and representatives of Sports Ministry and Social Solidarity Ministry delivered the cup to the winner as well as souvenirs for each team and a golden medal for each child. At the end, a huge cake was served up to celebrate the first birthday of SATUC.