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NGO of the year 2021

NGO of the Year

rewards an NGO or a humanitarian organization that invests in sport as an educational and social tool for sustainable peace and has demonstrated its capacity to involve local stakeholders.

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International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies


“Uniting through the power of football”

Football
Argentina, Iraq, Myanmar & Uganda

The International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies is a worldwide humanitarian aid organization working in more than 192 countries, bringing together nearly 14 million volunteers for the good of humanity. The “Uniting Through the power of Football” is a project combines the Football for Development (F4D) project and IFRC’s youth leadership program, Youth as Agents of Behavioural Change (YABC). It aims to develop leadership and social entrepreneurship skills among vulnerable youth through football activities, training courses, psychological and financial support, and workshops.

International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies


“Uniting through the power of football”

Football
Argentina, Iraq, Myanmar & Uganda

The International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies is a worldwide humanitarian aid organization working in more than 192 countries, bringing together nearly 14 million volunteers for the good of humanity. The “Uniting Through the power of Football” is a project combines the Football for Development (F4D) project and IFRC’s youth leadership program, Youth as Agents of Behavioural Change (YABC). It aims to develop leadership and social entrepreneurship skills among vulnerable youth through football activities, training courses, psychological and financial support, and workshops.

Malaika


“Malaika community center”

Football, Tennis
Democratic Republic of Congo

Founded in 2007 by Noella Coursaris Musunka, an international Congolese/Cypriot model and philanthropist, Malaika has grown into an all-encompassing ecosystem, impacting thousands of lives each year. Through its 4 core programs, all of which are offered for free to the entire community, Malaika provides a school for 400 girls, a community center, a sustainable agricultural program, and a clean water program. The “Malaika Community Centre” initiative provides activities that follow a specific methodology centered around soccer and tennis where players establish the rules in advance and resolve conflicts on their own. Malaika aims is have kids learn life skills including leadership and conflict resolution.

Malaika


“Malaika community center”

Football, Tennis
Democratic Republic of Congo

Founded in 2007 by Noella Coursaris Musunka, an international Congolese/Cypriot model and philanthropist, Malaika has grown into an all-encompassing ecosystem, impacting thousands of lives each year. Through its 4 core programs, all of which are offered for free to the entire community, Malaika provides a school for 400 girls, a community center, a sustainable agricultural program, and a clean water program. The “Malaika Community Centre” initiative provides activities that follow a specific methodology centered around soccer and tennis where players establish the rules in advance and resolve conflicts on their own. Malaika aims is have kids learn life skills including leadership and conflict resolution.

Dunk Grassroots


“Inclusive Sport Unites”

Basketball, Football
Ghana

Dunk Grassroots is an NGO that mobilizes and empowers youth and children from poor urban communities in Ghana through sports. It aims to promote social cohesion, gender equality, education, and to transmit life skills for the youth to become active and peaceful citizens in their communities. Through a strong expansion of free-open youth community centers in Accra, came to life the “Inclusive Sport Unites” project that focuses on basketball and soccer activities and tournaments, support for after-school classes, leisure programs and internship opportunities. Also included in the activities is a “Playmakers” project that aims to create change agents to empower the community and raise awareness for social inclusion.

Dunk Grassroots


“Inclusive Sport Unites”

Basketball, Football
Ghana

Dunk Grassroots is an NGO that mobilizes and empowers youth and children from poor urban communities in Ghana through sports. It aims to promote social cohesion, gender equality, education, and to transmit life skills for the youth to become active and peaceful citizens in their communities. Through a strong expansion of free-open youth community centers in Accra, came to life the “Inclusive Sport Unites” project that focuses on basketball and soccer activities and tournaments, support for after-school classes, leisure programs and internship opportunities. Also included in the activities is a “Playmakers” project that aims to create change agents to empower the community and raise awareness for social inclusion.