1,500 Participants of the Football for Friendship Programme Will Come to Moscow in June

1,500 Participants of the Football for Friendship Programme Will Come to Moscow in June

Canada NewsWire

MOSCOW, April 25, 2018 /CNW/ – Today, the International Day of Football and Friendship is celebrated in over 200 cities of the world with special events promoting friendship, mutual respect and healthy living. Tens of thousands of children and adults are participating in friendly matches, open training sessions, flash mobs and sporting events. This day everyone who shares such important human values as equality, respect for different cultures and peaceful coexistence ties a blue-and-green Friendship bracelet on his/her wrist as a symbol of the Gazprom International Children’s social Programme Football for Friendship . The blue thread stands for peaceful sky, and the green is a football field open to everyone. The participants are supported by famous footballers, coaches, television hosts, actors and government officers worldwide.  

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In Algeria, young sportsmen held a spring cleaning at one of the largest municipal football stadiums to pay respect to the F4F key values, followed by friendly matches between local children and the programme’s Young Ambassadors. In South Africa , the youth football academy Young Bafana held a friendly beach football match, and before that, a golf competition – after all, real friendship is possible in any sport.

Talented children from across the world are participating in the sixth season of the Football for Friendship programme. For instance, Yazan Taha, 12, a Young Journalist, popular blogger and football co-commentator from Syria, became a member of the International Children’s Press сenter. Poadey Sébastien is a Young Footballer from New Caledonia, the pearl of Oceania, who has played football since he was 4 and is one of the youngest players in his national team, Stade de Koniambo Football Club.

“This year I am very lucky to have the chance to participate in the Football for Friendship programme. Their core values mean a lot to me, especially equality, fairness and victory. No one can live in harmony without sharing them! I’m happy that soon I will see Russia for the first time, there I will meet new friends and will develop my skills,” said Bennett Wehibe , F4F Young Ambassador from the USA.

“Football is my passion since childhood! I can’t imagine my life without sports and my friends. I`m sure that thanks to Football for Friendship I will make one more step closer to my dream of becoming a professional footballer,” added Swan Drame , F4F Young Ambassador from France.

Web: www.gazprom-football.com 

SOURCE Gazprom Football for Friendship

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The World Innovation Summit for Education to Host WISE@Accra Conference on May 9th in Accra, Ghana

The World Innovation Summit for Education to Host WISE@Accra Conference on May 9th in Accra, Ghana

Canada NewsWire

500 participants
to foster regional collaboration, explore
practical solutions to empower African youth and address development challenges.

DOHA, Qatar, April 25, 2018 /CNW/ – After successful regional gatherings in Tunis, Beijing and Madrid, the World Innovation Summit for Education is hosting a first regional forum in Accra, Ghana, on May 9th, 2018, with the patronage of the President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Under the theme Unlocking the World’s Potential: Leading and Innovating for Quality Education in Africa, WISE@Accra will explore innovations in Africa that aim to overcome current limitations and pave new ways to empower the youth to lead and innovate. The event will engage prominent leaders, policymakers and youth on concrete steps towards an improved and connected education system.

Central to discussions will be topics such as quality education and its key drivers, empowering the next generation through innovation, investing and collaborating for sustainable impact, and galvanizing communities to transform the continent. Regional collaboration will also be highlighted.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana
  • Hon. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Minister of Education, Ministry of Education of the Republic of Ghana
  • Dr. Eugene Owusu, Special Advisor to the President of the Republic of Ghana on the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Dr. Patrick Awuah, President, Ashesi University College
  • Dolores Dickson, Executive Director, Camfed Ghana
  • Daniel Dotse, Co-founder and CEO, Teach for Ghana
  • Shadrack Frimpong, Founder, Cocoa 360
  • Regina Honu, Founder, Soronko Solutions
  • H.E Dr. Amel Karboul, Education Commissioner, International Commission on Financing Global Education
  • Zyad Limam, CEO and Editor-in-Chief, Afrique Magazine
  • Carl Manlan, CEO, Eco-bank Foundation
  • Noella Coursaris Musunka, Founder, Malaika Foundation and Ambassador for the Global Fund
  • H.E Aïcha Bah Diallo, Former Chair, Forum of African Women Educationalists

Discover WISE@Accra: http://www.wise-qatar.org/africa-accra-leadership-education

About the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE)

WISE is an international, multi-sectoral platform for creative, evidence-based thinking, debate, and purposeful action in education. Through the biennial summit, WISE@ conferences, collaborative research and a range of on-going programs, WISE is a global reference in new approaches to education.

Visit http://www.wise-qatar.org for further information.

Join the conversation using the hash tag #WISEAccra and #AfricaEd

Twitter #WISEAccra twitter.com/WISE_Tweets

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SOURCE WISE – World Innovation Summit for Education

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Media Advisory – CMEC to release latest report on the performance of Canadian Grade 8 students in reading, math, and science

Media Advisory – CMEC to release latest report on the performance of Canadian Grade 8 students in reading, math, and science

Canada NewsWire

TORONTO, April 24, 2018 /CNW/ – The Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), will be presenting results from its latest assessment of the performance of Canadian Grade 8 students (Secondary II in Quebec) on April 30, 2018.

Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CNW Group/Council of Ministers of Education, Canada)

The Pan-Canadian Assessment Program (PCAP) provides Canada with a report card in three core subjects: reading, mathematics, and science. PCAP 2016 tested approximately 27,000 students from close to 1,500 schools across the country. Reading was the major focus of PCAP 2016.

Of particular interest to media:

  • PCAP and its predecessor, the School Achievement Indicators Program (SAIP), have been providing statistically valid, comparable data on student performance in Canada for close to a quarter century.
  • PCAP 2016 offers a broadly based, pan-Canadian portrait of student achievement, as well as results by province, by gender, and by official language.
  • PCAP is a cyclical assessment, first administered in 2007 and subsequently in 2010 and again in 2013. With PCAP 2016, results over time for student performance in all three subject areas will be reported.
  • PCAP was developed to complement key international assessments such as OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) to maximize testing efficiency and enable validation of our results at the international level.

Preliminary program for April 30, 2018

5 a.m. EDT

PCAP 2016 report made available on-line




Twitter hashtag: #pcap16


During the day


Other dates and times may be possible

Individual interviews in English or French


The Honourable Rob Fleming, Minister of Education, British Columbia


Ms. Chantal C. Beaulieu, Executive Director of CMEC


About CMEC

Founded in 1967, CMEC is the collective voice of Canada’s ministers of education. It provides leadership in education at the pan-Canadian and international levels and contributes to the exercise of the exclusive jurisdiction of provinces and territories over education.

CMEC celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017. For more information, visit us at



SOURCE Council of Ministers of Education, Canada

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