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Sport for Development

Shooting for a Different Goal

Edwin Moses | Posted 06.21.2016 | Impact
Edwin Moses

These stories of triumph have reinvigorated my hope for the future of soccer. Its' ability to unite and strengthen youth must become our focus, as we show the world the game is more beautiful than ever.

Sport, Gender, and Breaking Down Social Barriers - A Conversation with Alison Carney

Edwin Moses | Posted 02.22.2016 | Impact
Edwin Moses

I've written previously on the Importance of Retaining Girls in Sports, a topic very dear to my heart. The issues of Gender in sport are highly comple...

Widening the Use of Sport as a Tool for HIV/AIDS Prevention

Edwin Moses | Posted 12.11.2015 | Impact
Edwin Moses

There are about 1.2 million people living with HIV in the US, with 659,000 deaths from AIDS-related illnesses since the start of the HIV/AIDS epidemic...

Reducing Childhood Obesity for Youth From Under-Resourced Communities

Edwin Moses | Posted 09.03.2016 | Impact
Edwin Moses

One in three children in the United States are overweight or obese, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Obesity affects qua...

The Importance of Retaining Girls in Sports

Edwin Moses | Posted 08.13.2016 | Impact
Edwin Moses

By the age of 14, girls drop out of sports twice as often as boys. Social stigma, lack of access, safety and transportation issues, costs and lack of positive role models can all contribute to the reasons why girls drop out of sports in their adolescent years.

The Need for More Youth Mentors

Edwin Moses | Posted 06.12.2016 | Sports
Edwin Moses

She didn't know how to play playground games and became shy with other kids, refusing to play at recess because she didn't want them to find out why she never learned to play games or sports.

Sport as a Driver for Peace

Edwin Moses | Posted 06.06.2015 | 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.