POSTED: March 26th 2015
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Generations For Peace and Olympic TOP Sponsor Samsung renew partnership

Generations For Peace and Samsung © Generations For Peace
Generations For Peace and Samsung © Generations For Peace

Generations For Peace programs © Generations For Peace
Generations For Peace programs © Generations For Peace

MARISSA FLANDERS / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) Generations For Peace has renewed their regional partnership with Samsung for the eighth year in a row. Samsung is a TOP Partner for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and a technology giant worldwide.

In addition, Generations For Peace is the only IOC recognized peace-through-sport organization. Samsung based their decision on the shared values that both organizations have, along with the regional success of Generations For Peace programs. Programs that used unique sport-based games as a vehicle for youth development, education, and behavioral change. This partnership is a part of Samsung's globally-respected Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program "Hope For Children." 

"Since 2008, our partnership with Generations For Peace has been driven by our shared interest in social development through sport and education, and our shared focus on innovation, quality, impact and sustainability. We have been especially impressed with Generations For Peace's recent ranking at #32 in the 'Top 500 NGOs in the World', and the results being achieved by empowering youth leaders and teachers to reduce violence, promoting tolerance and responsible citizenship in their communities and schools," stated Bumsuk Hong, President of Samsung Electronics Levant.

IOC Member and the Founder and Chairman of Generations For Peace, HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein expressed, "As our longest-serving partner, Samsung's support is a wonderful example of an Olympic TOP Partner supporting our work at a regional level. In communities and schools, we are using sport to transform conflict and empower children, youth, and teachers. We are also using Samsung's technology to benefit our programs. Samsung and Generations For Peace are combining our passion and expertise together, to inspire the world and create a better future."

Generations For Peace programs in Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, and Iraq have benefited from Samsung's support since 2008. Thus, empowering volunteers to address violence and local issues of conflict in their communities.

** MARISSA FLANDERS is a graduate of Saint Leo University with a Bachelor's Degree in Sport Business. She has over four years of writing experience and has a real passion for ice hockey following the Pittsburgh Penguins on her blog www.thepenshockeyshow.com.


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