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New Youth in Action programme announced in Ireland to tackle racism and hate crime through education

12 January 2021

New Youth in Action programme announced in Ireland to tackle racism and hate crime through education

The UEFA Foundation and Rio Ferdinand Foundation have joined forces for a new Youth in Action programme for young people and communities in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Designed to tackle racism and hate crime through education and sport, Youth in Action aims to promote integration and empowerment opportunities for young people facing disadvantage.

“In the current climate it is important that we create inclusive communities and support our young people to build their skills and take a lead in that process wherever we are in the world," said former Manchester United and England defender Ferdinand.

"This new partnership with the UEFA Foundation will help take our work to support young people to achieve their potential to a new level, supporting and empowering communities across the island of Ireland to tackle racism.”

The programme will offer sports, personal development programmes and accredited training to build the skills of young people. It will also support young people from all backgrounds to put their ideas and skills into action by delivering youth led social action projects on the theme of equality and diversity.

To find out more about the Rio Ferdinand Foundation click here.

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