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NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has increased annual funding by more than $5 million for its children’s charity, and added former world heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko as a trustee.
The European soccer body says it’s now giving the UEFA Foundation for Children 6.8 million euros ($7.7 million) per year instead of 2 million euros ($2.27 million).
The foundation has picked 45 new projects to get funding — including in Nepal, South Sudan and Venezuela — to lift its involvement to more than 100 worldwide.
The new projects include one in Ukrainian schools with the Klitschko Foundation.
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UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin says: “We are in a privileged position and we must use this to help children living in challenging and difficult circumstances around the world.”
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