Bridging the Gap; 7th Annual Sama-Sama Games unites youth to promote greater access to opportunity and inclusivity
To promote gender equality and increase community participation, there are nine (9) different categories from Under 7s to Under 18s for the festival with over 250 female players taking part. Unlike traditional football tournaments, the Sama-Sama Games promoted equal opportunity through harmony, dignity and equality by having 36 trophies up for grabs for the 72 teams joining – increasing participation and opportunity for all players, regardless of skill.
Alongside its main activities, the festival also celebrated the launch of the Community Football Girls League to promote greater access to sport and education for girls living in at-risk communities.
This year, the festival was supported by Generation Amazing, a football-focused corporate social development programme of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, Qatar’s delivery and legacy authority for the 2022 FIFA World Cup™, who has been a supporter of Fundlife since April 2018.
The official video of the festival can be seen here:
(Photos by Laura Ginzeal/Streetfootballworld.)