Christian Pilard: When a football club is a school of life.

Christian Pilard: When a football club is a school of life.

My son proudly plays for All Black FC, which started out as a team to help refugees in Hong Kong. It has transformed into an intercultural team that gives a chance to ethnic minorities as well as refugees. My goal is to help the club grow up and reach its dreams.

  • More than a club, All Black FC is a school of life. My son has learnt through his new friends that it’s not always easy to have a darker color of skin in Hong Kong and that players from India and Pakistan can play together and be friends. A great message of Peace.

  • Hong Kong
Russell Pilard: Playing for an intercultural team in Hong Kong

Russell Pilard: Playing for an intercultural team in Hong Kong

I am a player for All Black FC, which started out as a team to help refugees in Hong Kong. It has transformed into an intercultural team that gives a chance to ethnic minorities as well as refugees.

  • Through playing with All Black FC, I've seen that football can bring together people from different nationalities and different religions. I hope that this is the case everywhere else in the future and we can all put aside our differences to play the sport that we love.

  • Hong Kong
Aminata TRAORE SY – Sport for Development and Youth Empowerment in Mali

Aminata TRAORE SY – Sport for Development and Youth Empowerment in Mali

Association pour la Promotion de la Jeunesse et des Sports was created in 2017 by Aminata TRAORE SY, Taekwondo African Champion.

APJS wishes to reach the UN SDGs and sustainable peace through sport.

  • Sweat today, Smile tomorrow as you cannot reach any objectives without a sweat and commitment.

    Sport is a fantastic tool to express yourself and gain self-confidence.

    I am committed and you?

  • Mali
Aurore – Using sport for Peace Education

Aurore – Using sport for Peace Education

I do believe that if those clubs are supported and the advocacy is made, peace will flourish all over the country. My put in this is to provide a consistent support to those clubs and making sure that mobilization and advocacy are done regularly.

  • AKWOS has helped a number of girls whose families were living in conflicts. Due to those conflicts some ended up enduring different kind of violence and that is where AKWOS intervened through peace clubs which operate on the village level. Their intervention resulted to those girls going back to school and being treated like they do deserve as shared in different success stories.

  • Rwanda
Germaine – Working for gender equity through Sport

Germaine – Working for gender equity through Sport

My initiative is to increase mobilization strategies geared to change attitude and mindsets in communities in regard to gender equality and equity ; this will include evidence-based strategies such as sharing success stories and testimonies on gender equity mostly among housholds that were formerly in conflcit so that they act as a clear expample to the rest of the community. 

  • During the pre-1994 Rwanda women were very much segregated from all societal domains as the government didn’t empower them to become productive citizens.
    The current Governemnet among its key priorities is to empower women in all aspects and sectors through encouraging them to become more confident which has made many women in Rwanda to shine and help their folks break the silence on gender inequality.
    This has led them to become very influential and active people in all sectors of Rwanda.
    I am one of those women who has won national awards from my tailoring, design and craft. I have brought many women on board and empowered them at no fee; more still trained them on various topics regarding conflict management and peacebuilding though sports as AKWOS has always mentored women in my community.
    This has fostered gender equity in my community as men have gradually changed their attitude towards women empowerment.

  • Rwanda