IV Forum for the Americas: Sport for development and peace

IV Forum for the Americas: Sport for development and peace

 “Forum for the Americas: Sport for Development and Peace” in celebration of April 6th, to promote activities to commemorate this day.

  • On 5th April 2016, Guatemala’s Congress approved in a privileged motion Decree No. 23-2016 through which 6th April was declared an annual celebration as the “National Day of Sport for Development and Peace”, the only country in the world that has it as national day

  • Guatemala
Friba: the True Heroine

Friba: the True Heroine

Sport can drive social change, community development and foster peace and understanding. The entire population was severely affected by the war and in particular the women and the youth. Women weren’t able to practise sports. However, the women and the youth always craved participation in sports, as it brings joy and peace to their lives.

  • Friba Rezayee is the founder and the Executive Director of Women Leaders of Tomorrow. She was born and raised in Kabul, Afghanistan. When she turned 18 she made history by competing in judo at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, as Afghanistan’s first ever female Olympic athlete.

  • Afghanistan
MSCF IDSDP YOUTH SOCCER TOURNAMENT

MSCF IDSDP YOUTH SOCCER TOURNAMENT

n 11 April 2021, the Martisans Sports and Cultural Foundation (MSCF) in Ghana organized a mini soccer tournament to mark the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) at the Osu Salem Park, for youth within the community.

The tournament aimed to educate the children and youth about the importance of IDSDP, the need for peace in our world, and how to maintain a peaceful community. The tournament included a workshop on peacebuilding, delivered by women from the Nurture Nature Foundation. The workshop aimed to deepen the children’s understandings of peace and the various ways in which they can maintain peace in their communities.

The celebration provided the children and youth with the opportunity to showcase their talents while learning about peace and its benefits to our society. The platform also created an opportunity for the children and youth to enhance their physical and mental wellbeing. MSCF is most grateful to the Nurture Nature Foundation for its support towards the execution of the activity.

 

MSCF is proud to support the UN agenda in promoting sport for development and peace. In line with our commitment to support the realization of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, MSCF will continue to initiate projects aimed at developing the youth and community.

 

  • Our foundation on 11.04.2021 organized a youth soccer tournament for the children within the Osu Community of Accra to mark the 2021 IDSDP. The event was used to educate the children on peace whiles enhancing their health and wellbeing through sports.

  • Ghana
FODEDE in partnership with a female soccer team Earth Angels, Celebrates April6- Sport for Development and Peace with a launching of the #White Card campaign

FODEDE in partnership with a female soccer team Earth Angels, Celebrates April6- Sport for Development and Peace with a launching of the #White Card campaign

Football to Develop Destitute (FODEDE), a local not for profit sports organization that seeks support for innovative and sustainable sports education and entrepreneur programs worldwide as a strategy for social change to provides youth with workplace competencies that lead to in-demand, sustainable employment and livable wages. We ensure opportunities for academic achievement through workforce preparation, lifelong learning and basic skills and literacy education, especially for undeserved and under-represented individuals, by creating professional-technical programs and learning environments that are accessible, diverse, responsive and innovative.

April6- Sport for Development and Peace with a launching of the #White Card campaign. It is a day to acknowledge the accomplishment to recognize the influence of women and girls in sport Sports bring people together, It is the way of life and of self- discipline , it is a game of distinction towards self- confidence. It is Educational and also social inclusion as well as Youth Empowerment This is Angeline Kieh, her journey towards sports started as a teenager and has grown up with a family who also loves sports. And she is a good example of all other girls in sports. This artistic initiative is to encouraged girls and boys to reflect on how sports can change their lives and the world at large.

 

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  • FODEDE in partnership with a female soccer team Earth Angels, Celebrates April6- Sport for Development and Peace with a launching of the #White Card campaign. It is a day to acknowledge the accomplishment to recognize the influence of women and girls in sport Sports bring people together, It is the way of life and of self- discipline , it is a game of distinction towards self- confidence. It is Educational and also social inclusion as well as Youth Empowerment This is Angeline Kieh, her journey towards sports started as a teenager and has grown up with a family who also loves sports. And she is a good example of all other girls in sports. This artistic initiative is to encouraged girls and boys to reflect on how sports can change their lives and the world at large.

  • Liberia
CSED CELEBRATE IDSDP AT IDPS CAMP UHOGUA

CSED CELEBRATE IDSDP AT IDPS CAMP UHOGUA

The residents of IDPs Camp Uhogua joined other Nigerians and people all over the world to celebrate events marking 6 April as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. The event which was held at the various playgrounds at the Camp was facilitated by CSED (Community Sport and Educational Development) Initiative.

 

Three major sporting events (Netball training/matches, Badminton training/matches and 5-A-side football training and penalty kicks competition) was held. Taking part in these games elicited a lot of excitement from the residents. The winners and runners-up of the three sports categories received cash prizes from CSED National Coordinator, Edema Fuludu.

 

However, it was not all training and playing, the camp residents also had food donated to them by CSED Initiative. These items include: ten 50kg bags of rice, cartons of packed fish, basket of tomatoes, groundnut oil and other cooking condiments that was meant for the dinner of the about 5000 (five thousand) residents of the Camp.

 

 

Given the success of the IDSDP event, CSED Trustees are currently liaising with the NYSC Zonal office in Edo State in order for them to post four Corpers (Doctor, Social worker, Psychologist and Physical Education graduate) to IDPs Uhogua. CSED Initiative would be willing to pay the one-year stipend of the four Youth Corpers who will be posted to the IDPs Camp in future. As part of their PSHE drive in schools, CSED hope to work closely with their supporters and partners to hold an inter-house sport event for the residents of the IDPs Camp Uhogua before the end of the year.  

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  • We decided to take sports to the hard to reach citizens of our country, in order to inspire and tell them that they are not forgotten.

  • Nigeria
Empowering girls in sports in this male dominant society

Empowering girls in sports in this male dominant society

  • I have just completed my bachelor’s in sport sciences so my aim is to establish a sports academy in my region.
  • I wanna break the stereotypes in my society regarding gender discrimination in sports. 
  • I was very good in academics in my school so my teachers used to say I have to get admission in any engineering college. But I was interested in sports from the day first so now I have done my graduation in sport sciences and physical education from the University of Punjab Lahore. My aim is to establish a sports academy my region.

  • Pakistan