Community Sport Festivals
Since 2007, UNICEF has worked with the Government South Africa, civil society and private sector partners to introduce sport-based development programmes that enhance children’s lives and strengthen communities in a safe and protective environment. Sport for Development is a component of the UNICEF Child Friendly Schools Programme.
UNICEF has scheduled 21 sports festivals in school communities around the country during the school holidays in June and July, creating opportunities for children to celebrate the World Cup in their own communities.
UNICEF recognises that sport and play can:
Sport offers the ideal tool to educate young people on vitally important issues such as:
Through Sport for Development and its community development partners have:
UNICEF’s public/private partners and its Development Programme include:
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UNICEF actions to strengthen child protection during 2010 FIFA World Cup™ and beyond