The Generation Amazing Youth Festival 2022 will the first-ever international school exchange programme alongside the FIFA World Cup™️.
Schools from 32 participating nations will engage in a year-long exchange programme – GOAL 2022.
As part of the programme, students will have the opportunity to engage in virtual educational workshops focusing on sport for development trainings helping them develop key life skills and address social issues that exist in their communities. The festival will welcome students to Doha alongside the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™️ for in-person physical trainings and tournaments, designed exclusively to implement their lessons from the programme.
This will be the biggest edition of the Festival and will help foster international cooperation and cultural understanding.
Under the theme "All In", the Generation Amazing Festival 2021 was held alongside the FIFA Arab Cup 2021™ and was attended by a diverse group of young leaders that represented participating nations in the tournament. Over four days, the participants developed their understanding of inclusion, youth leadership, gender equality, refugees and sports, mental health and sports, financial literacy, digital storytelling, and about the social impact of football and how it can be used as a tool to transform their communities.
The Generation Amazing Festival 2020 brought together over 700 youth from more than 50 countries in a virtual celebration of the power of football to create social change, given the challenges of the global pandemic. The challenge caused due to the pandemic provided an opportunity to innovate and to reach even more youth across more countries and bring on board more strategic and content partners.
The first Generation Amazing Festival was held alongside the FIFA Club World Cup™ and brought together 140 young leaders from 24 countries, including Qatar, Oman, Jordan, Lebanon, Pakistan, India, the Philippines, Nepal, Italy, Belgium, the UK and Brazil. The focus of the Festival was to engage and inspire the next generation of youth in festive activities, a football tournament; and most importantly connect them with their peers from countries around Asia and the Middle East.