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Sport for Development

Sport as a Driver for Peace

Edwin Moses | Posted 04.06.2015 | Impact
Edwin Moses

These programs can both reduce violence traditional and teach young people conflict resolution skills. However, there are also several independent organizations that are going beyond that on a local level to forge social change in what we refer to as "peace within borders" or inside the same communities.

Congratulations Malala, a Voice for Us All

Johann Koss | Posted 12.10.2014 | World
Johann Koss

At 17-years-old, Malala is the youngest Nobel laureate in history. Even more astounding, two years ago this week she was in a hospital fighting for her life after being shot by the Taliban.

World Recognizes a New Day for Play

Johann Koss | Posted 06.06.2014 | Impact
Johann Koss

When I think about the power of sport and play to transform children's lives and change our world, I think about kids like Daphine. At 15 years old,...

Olympic Athletes and the Power to Give Back

Johann Koss | Posted 04.19.2014 | Sports
Johann Koss

Sport and play are our instincts and a human need. Events like the Olympics show us sport's ability to transcend our differences and unite us -- both in victory and defeat. Athletes are the carriers of that power.

The Day I Met Mandela: My Lesson in Unity, Freedom and Equality Through Sport

Johann Koss | Posted 02.04.2014 | Sports
Johann Koss

I remember the man they call Madiba with great fondness, admiration and gratitude. Not only was he a man who dedicated his life to peace and freedom, he was an incomparable leader who truly understood the power of sport.

Restoring Peace to Syria's Children Through Play

Johann Koss | Posted 11.20.2013 | World
Johann Koss

As the world searches for a solution to the fighting in Syria, we must remember that peace is not only measured by the absence of war. For child refugees, who are among the most vulnerable bystanders of conflict, peace is about having the opportunity to be a kid again.

Harnessing the Power of Sport and Play for Development and Peace

Johann Koss | Posted 11.23.2011 | Impact
Johann Koss

Participation in sport and play programs has the potential to significantly contribute to child and youth development, prevent the spread of non-communicable and communicable diseases and strengthen communities.