“Many children and teenagers growing up in Cyprus are suffering because of the division of the island. The drawing by Eleni Partakki beautifully captures how sports can build positive relationships and overcome generations of mistrust. The project in which Eleni takes part epitomizes the core values of the Laureus Sports for Good Foundation, and these values are also at the foundation of IWC’s ongoing commitment to improving society”, said Georges Kern, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen.
Eleni is a participant in PeacePlayers International, a Laureus-supported project which encourages Greek- Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot boys and girls to play basketball together. She won the drawing competition IWC organizes each year for children and adolescents in the context of the foundation’s projects. An expert jury reviews all entries and selects the winner.