Sports for Peace and Health
For children in Jendouba, in the northwest of Tunisia, everyday life is not easy: it is often characterized by conflicts, stress and frustration. Jendouba has the lowest level of development in all of Tunisia and poverty is widespread. Unemployment, especially throughout the younger generation, is higher than average here. Children and young people particularly suffer because they are often faced with a lack of prospects from which they can hardly escape.
Sport is generally very important in Tunisia but there are hardly any suitable sports grounds affordable for children from poor backgrounds in the northwest of the country, so they often play on unsafe courts without suitable equipment or not at all.
Hilfswerk International therefore supports socially excluded children in the disadvantaged northwest of Tunisia through sports activities.
The main objective of the project is to make a significant contribution to the development of a peaceful and inclusive society in Tunisia through conflict prevention and peace building. The specific objective of the project is to promote social cohesion among Tunisian children and to strengthen it through inclusive, peacebuilding and community-building sports activities, thus helping them to cope with the consequences of marginalization and poverty and promoting their health.
- Selection of children: in cooperation with community centers and/or schools, children are selected according to the following vulnerability criteria: economic situation of the family, gender (50/50 girls and boys), housing situation
- Training of the trainers
- Purchase of sports equipment for the participating children to strengthen the team spirit
- Weekly training in different ball sports: two-hour combined sports training and support sessions are held weekly with the help of the coaches. The training units are followed by group discussions on relevant topics such as stress management strategies, conflict management or value systems.
- Sports day with final tournament
- Peace Marathons: At the end of the project, the teams from all the selected schools will come together for a Peace Marathon and work together to promote non-violent interaction.
100 children (girls and boys) between 6 and 11 years old from three public elementary school in Ghardimaou
This project is funded by