Right to Dream Academy has been named Peace Ambassadors in the 2011 MTG United for Peace Ghana Cup for the second consecutive time since it was launched last year.
The 12 to 14 year old team of the Academy came out tops at the recently held MTG United for Peace Tournament organized by Viasat 1, an operating company of Modern Times Group (MTG). The Akrade Event saw six under-15 teams show extreme sportsmanship and skill in the
7-aside tournament, which saw the Right to Dream boys beat Dallas Texas Academy in the finals.
RTD has therefore earned a place in MTG’s international football tournament-MGT United for Peace, which aligns itself with the Nobel Peace Prize activities for this year. They will play teams from 21 other countries where MTG – Modern Times Group AB has TV-stations. The main event will take place in Oslo in October 2011.
The Ghana tournament saw teams including Akosombo Sparks who came in sixth place, Strong Tower who came fifth, Unique FC in fourth place and Shadow FC play amazing football to the delight of spectators. Staff of the channel presented Viasat 1 branded souvenirs of t-shirts, arm and head bands to all teams and trophies to winners Right to Dream Academy and runners up Dallas Texas Academy.
The objective of this program is to bring together children from all walks of life to get a better understanding of their cultural differences, the importance of tolerance and respect for one another through the game of football. Besides the football tournament,
participating kids will be engaged in different educational activities held by the Nobel Peace Centre and Norwegian Red Cross raising awareness of the importance of Peace and key elements behind the word Peace (tolerance, respect etc)
Right to Dream is a registered charity in Ghana, Sierra Leone, the UK and US. The Right to Dream Academy in Ghana is a non-profit making, fully residential international school which offers five year scholarships to children aged 11 and above. The Academy is
focused on EVERY child achieving success and reaching their true potential, using the skills, knowledge and the experiences on offer, to build a better life for themselves, their families and their communities. Right to Dream is sponsored by Vodafone.
Viasat 1 is part of the international broadcasting media group Modern Times Group MTG AB. Modern Times Group MTG AB is a leading international entertainment broadcasting group with the largest geographical broadcast footprint in Europe. MTG's Viasat Broadcasting is the leading free-TV and pay-TV operator in Scandinavia and
the Baltics, and has broadcasting operations in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Russia, Ukraine and Ghana. Viasat’s free-TV and pay-TV channels and pay- TV platforms attract a total of 125 million viewers in 31 countries.
MTG is the major shareholder in Russia's largest independent television broadcaster CTC Media and the number one commercial radio operator and Internet retailer of entertainment products in the Nordic region. Modern Times Group MTG AB class A and B shares are listed on Nasdaq OMX, Stockholm's Large Cap market ('MTGA' and 'MTGB').
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