Sport for Development and Peace Building
Promoting Health and Preventing Disease
- Prevents and manages chronic disease
- Prevents and manages infectious disease
- Enhances mental health
- Reduces direct and indirect health care costs
Enhancing the inclusion and well-being of person with disabilities
- Reduces stigma
- Enhances socialization
- Enables independence and participation
- Contributes to empowerment
- Fosters greater inclusion
Enhancing Social Inclusion, Preventing Conflict, and Building Peace
- Promotes social inclusion
- Provides respite in periods of conflict
- Builds trust and establishes bridges between groups in conflict
- Builds peace in a post-conflict situation
- Promotes a culture of peace
TEA Peace Building, Cohesion & Reconciliation Program Activities
TEA uses the power of Sport to educate and empower students to overcome the effects of poverty, conflict, and disease in disadvantaged communities. TEA’s educational sport games engage students to participate in its programs through the Reflect-Connect-Apply approach. This approach encourages students to examine their experiences, relate those experiences to what they already know, and apply that learning to their daily lives.
TEA’s programs focus on creating positive, sustainable change in three areas:
Enhancing Education Quality;
TEA uses sport as a primary teaching tool to engage students and improve learning outcomes. TEA Education program trains teachers and community leaders as Coaches to deliver sport-based educational programs before, during, and after classes on a weekly basis. Teachers integrate not only the methodology, but also the core principles of sport into the classroom, such as inclusion and child protection. In addition to modeling inclusive attitudes and practices related to girls or marginalized groups, the use of collaborative learning activities encourages children to work together, breaking down exclusionary attitudes and behaviors over time.
Transforming Health Practices;
This program fosters the health and well-being of children and youth by equipping students with the knowledge and skills they need for positive behavior change related to HIV and AIDS, malaria, sexual and reproductive health, and water and sanitation health.
Building Peaceful Communities;
TEA’s sports programs foster increases in acceptance, peer support, and integration amongst groups that are highly marginalized or that were previously in conflict by encouraging diverse children and youth to join together through peace-building activities while enhancing their ability to prevent and resolve conflict in their lives. By participating together in safe, fun activities and discussing the values and importance of peaceful thoughts and behaviors, children and youth begin to challenge the negative perceptions and attitudes that can sometimes exist between other marginalized or divergent groups.
Strengthening child & youth development and education
- Enhances physical health and development
- Fosters psychosocial health and development
- Builds life skills and positive values
- Helps children and youth recover from trauma
- Strengthens education
Promoting gender equity and empowering girls & women
- Enhances girls’ and women’s health and well-being
- Fosters self-esteem and empowerment
- Facilitates social inclusion and integration
- Challenges gender norms
- Provides opportunities for leadership and achievement
Sport for protection approach is a combination of evidence-based elements from three different sectors:
- Child protection: seeks to protect young people from harm and reduce the risk of abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence
- Youth empowerment: identifies and encourages the use of young people’s assets and potential
- Sport for development and peace: provides an efficient, flexible and cost-effective way of promoting peace and development across societies
The Sport for Peace building approach is about much more than simply providing opportunities for exercise and recreation. It uses sport as a tool to support children and youth to develop life skills and capacities to protect themselves whilst providing opportunities for meaningful engagement with positive role models (such as coaches and facilitators) in a safe and inclusive space.
TEA uses the power of Sport to educate and empower students to overcome the effects of poverty, conflict, and disease in disadvantaged communities.
TEA uses sports as a tool to support Child & youth protection, which seeks to strengthen child and young people’s protective environments and reduce their risk factors for abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence;
Youth empowerment, which identifies and encourages the use of young people’s assets and potential; Sport for development and peace, which provides an efficient, flexible and cost-effective way of promoting peace and development across societies.
Different Sports events
Facilitating access to playing sport games also means giving talented host communities and refugees the opportunity to compete in sport at the highest level. In the Gambella region, we have been able to see the contribution of sports to peace and development by participating in all-inclusive sports competition games.