August 2015,300 Syrian refugees will be in attendance at the tournament for all three days. SATUC will provide these children with food, water and transportation to and from the venue. We are appealing to any organisation that would like sponsor these children and to help provide them with a brighter future.
Millions of Syrian refugee children are vulnerable to disease and malnutrition, as well as violence and exploitation. Millions have lost loved ones, homes and schools.
illions of people are trapped in rapidly deteriorating circumstances lacking even the basics needed to survive, including food, water, shelter, hygiene facilities and healthcare. An estimated 12.2 million people are now in need of humanitarian assistance, including more than 5 million children. Over 190,000 Syrians have been killed and 1.5 million have been injured. 2 million homes have been damaged or destroyed, many hospitals are either closed, inaccessible or only partially functioning and a huge percentage of Syria’s children are no longer in school. These figures show the scale of the destruction, which has been described by some UN officials as the biggest crisis since World War II.
August 2015, 300 Egyptian orphans will be in attendance at the tournament. SATUC will provide these children with food, water and transportation to and from the venue.
Every day in Egypt thousands of children face a constant struggle just to survive – often with no idea where their next meal is coming from or if they will find a safe place to sleep.
By sponsoring these orphans you have a chance to make a real difference in these children’s lives. You will enable us to offer these vulnerable children safety, encouragement, education – but most of all: hope and a better life.
August 2014 SATUC successfully hosted the first football tournament for orphans in Egypt and the Arab world with the participation 16 civil associations in 6 Egyptian governorates .
The tournament was organized in cooperation with several NGOs, affording street children and orphans from districts all over Egypt a unique opportunity.
SATUC wanted to spread this success globally and therefore wanted to extend the tournament for disadvantaged children to different countries around the world.
This led to the inaugural SATUC Cup, which was held in late August 2015, featuring 8 teams from 8 different countries.
In 2015 SATUC launched its most ambitious project yet: the 2015 SATUC World Cup led by SATUC founder Sheikha Al Thani.
Taking place from 29th August – 3rd September, SATUC hosted a 5-a-side football tournament in the Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex with teams comprising orphans and disadvantaged children aged 14-15 from around the world.
Via our partner charities we brought in teams from Egypt, Syria, England, the Philippines, Algeria, Mauritania, Ivory Coast & Morocco; the tournament was truly global in scope .
Some of the biggest stars supported the cause with Egyptian legends Hassan Shehata and Ahmed Hassan as SATUC’s Honorary President and the Honorary President of the 2015 SATUC World Cup respectively, while footballing legends from all around the world such as Nader El Sayed, Rabah Madjer, Aziz Bouderbala and Carlo Cudicini are just some of the many who joined as tournament ambassadors.
The SATUC World Cup 2015 was just a beginning, and we hope that the tournament grows and flourishes; we want it to be held every two years in a different country until our mission is completed and the SATUC spirit is adopted all over the world.
CAIRO 7 July 2015 – In a feast of soccer and celebration in front of a star-studded crowd of 300 specially invited guests, the leading children’s charity SATUC launched the 2015 SATUC Cup at a glittering Ramadan Suhoor party in Cairo.
The event was held in the outskirts of the Egyptian capital gave a flavour of the forthcoming soccer spectacular the 2015 SATUC World Cup to be held this August, and encapsulated the passion and commitment of SATUC founder Sheikha Al-Thani’s and her hopes and dreams for the underprivileged children of the world.
Staged on the football pitch and in the grand ballroom of the Mövenpick Hotel in Cairo’s October 6 District, the evening started with a hard-fought six-a-side soccer match between young players from Egypt and Syria, battling it out for the SATUC Ramadan Suhoor trophy.
Although the Syrians played skilfully and courageously, the honours of the evening went to the home team which scored a spectacular 5-0 victory.
The match and the opening ceremonies, which included the playing of the Egyptian, Syrian and SATUC anthems, were held in the presence of one of the largest gatherings of Middle Eastern and global football legends ever seen in Egypt.
Their presence as SATUC “Ambassadors” was testament to the strength of the SATUC ideal and its ability to reach across borders. Former international captains and players from several eras of the game’s recent history included included Ahmed Alkass, Ahmed Naji, Ahmed Shobair, Nader Alsyed, Ahmad Hasan, Muhammad Farooq, Hazem Emam, Wael Riad, Hassan Shehata, Shawki Gharib, MR Adli Alqiei, Rabah Madjer, Aziz Bouderbala, Abdullah Khokir, Said Owairan, Ahmed Hayel, Zaid, Abdullah Traore, Ali Kamikh, Khaled Al-Abdullah and Hussein Yasser Mohammadi. Many of the leading players spoke movingly of their commitment to the SATUC ideal and their determination to spread the word of the charity’s mission throughout their own countries and beyond.
Among other VIP guests and media stars, including Professor Khaled Salah, editor of Youm 7, the media sponsor of the tournament, the evening was also honoured with the presence of representatives of Egyptian Government, Deputy Minister Ashraf Sohbi and Deputy Minister of Scoial Solidarity Mr Aladdin Aa’ati, who, along with several of the soccer stars spoke out strongly in praise of the SATUC Cup and its aims, and the vision of Princess Sheikha Al-Thani.
The SATUC Cup Ramadan Suhoor was intended as a curtain-raiser for the 2015 SATUC World Cup to be held 28 Aug-3 Sept in Cairo, comprising teams from Egypt, Morocco, Syria, Algeria, Mauritania, the UK, the Philippines and Cote d’Ivoire. Intended as a biennial event, the event will bring underprivileged children from challenging backgrounds together for a unique celebration of sporting prowess, designed to offer
After wishing everyone assembled “Ramadan Kareem”, in her speech, Sheikha Al-Thani said:
“We at SATUC believe passionately in the power of sport to bring young people together and to transform sometimes difficult lives. Through their endeavours, their teamwork and their sportsmanship, young people who face many challenges have the chance to be reach for the stars.
“I think we have seen some of that star quality on display tonight, and have got a sense of the power I am talking about. Supported by our amazing international team of Ambassadors, and under the eyes of professional talent scouts, our hopes are that the raw talent and dedication of our players will lead, via the SATUC Cup to a brighter future.”
Thanking the guests for attending the special occasion in the Holy month of Ramadan, Princess Sheikha, who celebrated her 16th birthday at the event, also gave special thanks to SATUC’s partners, including Fairmont Heliopolis and Towers, Egypt Air, ACE Insurance, travel company Travco, and the makers of the high-quality kit to be worn by the participants, 14 Promotions of London.
The event coincided with the start of a major city-wide billboard advertising campaign in Cairo for the SATUC World Cup.
SATUC Sports School for Underprivileged Children and Orphans (SATUC SA) – a special school which will cater for 800 orphans and underprivileged children, offering them first class education up till university, high-level sports training and facilities, food and board, medical care and a community life.
The school is designed to train up future football starts who will participate in local and international competitions.
SATUC is a charity registered in Egypt and working out of Cairo and London. It aims to help disadvantaged children and orphans all over the world.
It focuses on programs that help to empower children through community projects; equipping children with the social, academic and sporting skills they will need to excel in life.
Football, as team sport, is seen by SATUC as a vital tool in achieving our goals. It has a unique ability to transcend social barriers and bring people together. It was with this in mind that the 2015 SATUC Cup was envisaged.