Soccer for Peace Africa
Soccer for Peace Africa is a program under PEPA/NGO with the aim of promoting peace and conflict resolution trough sports as it is believed that Soccer plays a big role in the promotion of peace and conflict resolution.
PEPA/NGO works in the most conflict-ridden communities in Africa. Our Conflict Resolution games work to confront issues in places such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Uganda where many of our participants are amputees as a result of civil war. An integral part of this module is social inclusion as we work to combat discrimination and solve problems in a peaceful, inclusive manner
These messages come to life in many of our games, but they are especially magnified in the Conflict Resolution aspect of our Sports program. In these games more than any others we separate the football for social impact.
They enable players to think for themselves and find solutions to their own problems, individually and as a team. These skills are important for all of us, and this manner of coaching is crucial for coaches to adopt if we want the next generation to be one of free-thinking self-directed learners.