Get Involved with Peace One Day

IMG_9990April 7, 2014.  Coaches Across Continents is proud to announce our continued support of the One Day One Goal initiative for Peace One Day.  This extremely important global day is held every September, 21st.  In addition to the support from our 75+ communities in 30 countries, Coaches Across Continents will be providing support materials for organizations in potentially over 130 countries this year.  Any organization wishing to use sport to promote peace is welcome to contact either Coaches Across Continents or Peace One Day to get involved in this year’s celebrations.

For 2014, Coaches Across Continents (CAC) is launching a Peace Day football resource, aimed at integrating real-life conflict resolution skills into regular football training.  Coaches Across Continents, the global leaders in sport for social impact, are launching a series of games that use football to explore, demonstrate and develop some of the skills necessary for conflict resolution and social harmony.

1488299_572454836170600_1269125953_nThe resource, in support of Peace One Day’s One Day One Goal football initiative, will comprise five games, the first of which will be available to mark the 6 April 2014, the first UN Day of Sport for Development and Peace, with the rest following in mid-June.

From teamwork to understanding types of violence, this resource will encourage organizations and individuals, to integrate conflict resolution skills into their regular football training in the run up to Peace Day 21 September and beyond.  Our unique monitoring and evaluation has discovered that 99% of participants best know how to teach children how to resolve conflict through soccer after playing our games, up from 19% at the start of each training.

To access this resource, free of charge, contact us, share your 2014  One Day One Goal match and tournament plans and start using football to help create a more peaceful society.

Emily Lambert; Coaches Across Continents; elambert@coachesacrosscontinents.org.

Emma Kennedy; Peace One Day; emma.kennedy@peaceoneday.org.

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