managed by Clifton G.
Why we work.
India and Pakistan are the protagonists of one of the severest conflicts in younger history. The conflict is effective till today and consequently inhibits the development of neighbourly relations. The divided Punjab has been and is till today a central scene of the conflict. Drug routes starting in Afghanistan pervade the region severely affecting the youth. Especially in rural areas of the Punjab less effective public school systems limit the employability of young generations on both sides of the Pan-Punjabi border. Child labour and gender discrimination are virulent issues in the region. Finally, the lack of education and mobility as well as the lack of exchange and access to enriching social networks perpetuate negative perceptions “of the other side”. Beyond the regional context the Punjab can be understood as a key region for a normalization of the Indo-Pak relations at large. Several terrorist groups operating in South-Asia including Afghanistan are based in the region. Enemy images plus the lack of livelihood opportunities make young people prone for fundamentalist propaganda.
Sports-For-Development-and-Peace (S4DP) is one of the most - if not the most - impactful and scalable developmental tool in the areas of youth development and reconciliation. To address the complex situation as outlined above, some of the worlds most experienced and capable NGOs in the field of S4DP have formed a unique partnership to pioneer a peace and development programme in the Punjab called “Kick for Tolerance.” Among them are indigenous organizations from India and Pakistan as well as partners from Germany. The partners have worked over many years with thousands of children and youth in various social contexts.
The core goals of the projected S4DP programme are:
Create mutual respect and tolerance across cultures, borders and religions
Increase resilience of youth and young adults against any form of radicalization
Increase education levels, impart holistic life skills and create livelihood opportunities for young generations
Increase safety in the region through positive and effective impulses from the societal base
Strengthen gender equality
Initiate bilateral institutional partnerships and collaboration
100% of all donations will go to the local project to connect & develop children, families, schools and communities.
Es wurden 100,00 € Spendengelder für folgende Bedarfe beantragt:Twin our first 2 kids from Pakistan & India... 100,00 €