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KAMPALA, Uganda, August 24, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Press conference: UNICEF Uganda and Barcelona FC partnership to boost the child survival, development, education and protection of Ugandan children August 24, 2015 at 4:30pm @ UNICEF Uganda Offices

WHAT: As part of its global UNICEF/FC Barcelona partnership, UNICEF Uganda and FC Barcelona have organized a press conference to announce a collaboration to use football as a tool to bring hope to hundreds of thousands of vulnerable children in need across Uganda.

WHEN: Monday, August 24, 2015, at 4:30pm.

WHERE: UNICEF Uganda Country Office

Plot 9 George Street

P.O. Box 7047

Kampala, Uganda

WHO: FC Barcelona Legends Captain, Patrick Kluivert

FC Barcelona Legends Representative, Rayco Garcia

UNICEF Uganda Chief of Communication, Jaya Murthy

WHY: Sport has a unique power to attract, mobilize and inspire.

Sport can thus help change children's lives by helping break down barriers, promote participation, alter attitudes and include the excluded.

Play in all its forms is also the right of every child.

Sport contributes to healthy child development; it builds self-esteem and life skills. Sport can mobilize communities; foster peace and tolerance; and teach important life lessons about respect, cooperation and leadership. Above all, play and sport help all children, even the poorest and most marginalized, to have fun and enjoy their childhood!

Today, UNICEF Uganda is forging innovative partnerships with a broad range of sport organizations, athletes and networks that have an impact on Ugandan child survival, development, education, and protection.