Peace through Sports

The dynamism of sport has already proved in many countries to enable to reinsert child soldiers back into society, to help war orphans rebuild their self-confidence, to reintegrate refugees, facilitate access to education and more…

Peace through Sport initiative will make political leaders and government aware of how sport can be a genuine and effective mechanism for peace. TACT will increasingly work with national and international organizations to encourage them to integrate sport into their social responsibility and local policies.

Sport for Development and Peace refers to the physical activity and play to attain specific development and peace objectives, including, most notably, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Successful Sport for Development and Peace programs work to realize the rights of all members of society to participate in sport and leisure activities.

For many years, we have been organizing regular sports competition for the youth via our Unity through Sports initiative. We want to provide youngsters and children with a simple event where teamwork, peaceful conflict management and normality are the norms. In a war-stricken country such as ours, children often don’t live a normal childhood. To us it is important to give them this opportunity.

Sport alone, however, cannot ensure peace or solve complex social problems. Instead, sport should be positioned as a highly effective tool in a broader toolkit of development practices, and should be applied in a holistic and integrated manner with other interventions and programs to achieve optimal results.