MICHAEL NEES, 2015 PERES CENTER/THE TWINNED PEACE SOCCER SCHOOLS
MICHAEL NEES, 2015
PERES CENTER/THE TWINNED PEACE SOCCER SCHOOLS
Michael Nees, U-21 national coach Israel supports the Peres Center for Peace.
The Peres Center for Peace is a non-profit, non-political, NGO focused on promoting lasting peace and advancement in the Middle East by fostering tolerance, economic & technological development, cooperation and well-being, all in the spirit of Shimon Peres’ vision.
Our nominee, Michael Nees, decided to support the Peres Center’s “Twinned Peace Soccer Schools” program, which aims to instill principles of equality, diversity and respect in Israeli and Palestinian and Jewish and Arab children and youth through the medium of football, by fostering values of peace and coexistence and changing attitudes toward the “other,” while diffusing stereotypes.