The ‘Put Children First’ partnership has helped change children’s lives for the better through programmes focussed on: Child Safeguarding, education, child rights empowerment, HIV and AIDS, Disability, Peace and Reconciliation, and more.
David Grevemberg CBE, Chief Executive Officer of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) said: “The Commonwealth Sports Movement is delighted to have delivered an impactful partnership with Unicef that has put more than 11.6 million children from across the Commonwealth first. Ever since the CGF and Glasgow 2014 united with Unicef in 2014, we have striven to drive meaningful change for children through the power of sport. The first results released today demonstrate that real change has been achieved, and that we have delivered, and will continue to deliver, on our commitment to transform children’s lives in every part of the Commonwealth by the time of Gold Coast 2018.”
Mike Penrose, Executive Director of Unicef UK said: “Unicef is proud that our unique and ambitious partnership with the Commonwealth Sports Movement has had such a profound and positive effect on so many children in communities across the Commonwealth. By collaborating with Glasgow 2014, the CGF and Commonwealth Games Associations on this ground-breaking initiative we have been able to build better futures for children across the Commonwealth.”