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International Day of Sport for Development and Peace 2017

Published on 6th April 2017


Today is the International Day of Sport for Development and Peaceunder 20s rugby1

 

On this day, we recognise that sport has a huge role to play in growing resilient communities. It not only contributes to health and well-being, but organised sport provides a focal point for raising awareness about safe sex and relationships.

 

Sport can bring communities together and overcome prejudice and gender discrimination. In societies where women and girls are marginalised, joining a sports team is empowering, building confidence and community.

 

VSA volunteers often get involved in sport outside of their assignments, but also work with numerous partner organisations to support the growth of sports throughout the wider Pacific.

 

We invite you to read some of the volunteer stories below that celebrate the power of sport:

 

 

Rugby in Samoa

 

Cycling in Timor-Leste

 

Aerobics in Bougainville

 

Surfing in Kiribati

 

Boxing in Samoa

 

Netball in PNG

 

Rugby in Solomons

 

Arawa womens 7s

 

birgit

 

boxing family FB 

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