Two activists from the Korean Sharing Movement (KSM) participated in the international training camp at the University of Brighton in England. This is the account of the experiences of Doo Ri Yang and Keun Young Jang. The original, Korean version can be found on the KSM website click here.
“You might be thinking, ‘Why the UK? Just to play football?’. To introduce you briefly – F4P is a program initiated in 2001 to allow Jewish and Arab children in Israel to better understand each other and resolve conflicts through football. Our group, KSM, drew inspiration from this and have also been running a program called ‘Children’s Football and Peace Class’. Through this, children are able to learn about trust, respect, responsibility, justice and engagement, which, in turn, allows us to seek for peace between South and North Korea.
21 September is celebrated globally as the International Day of Peace. Shortly referred to as Peace Day, it was brought into being by United Nations Resolutions in 1981 and 2001. Football4Peace International will join Peace One Day, a non-profit organisation based in London, in their global campaign to celebrate peace and raise awareness. Graham Spacey, our F4P International Partnership Manager and Doori Yang from our F4P Korea partner – Korean Sharing Movement – will join Peace One Day in their discussion about the role of sport in promoting peace to be broadcasted live on Facebook on 21 September at 16:29 BST / 15:29 GMT.
F4P International are running their annual International Training Camp in Eastbourne and Falmer in the UK, from Saturday 17 to Tuesday 20th September 2016. With 60 participants from 13 different countries, the camp is truly international in nature. The focus is on developing a philosophy of values and life skills based coaching and creating an opportunity for participants to share knowledge and experience of the role of sport in peace education. Continue reading
Chelsea Children’s Camp is one of the oldest community projects at the University of Brighton, working with disadvantaged children to offer a chance to spend some quality time with their peers, positive role models and university staff and have fun through different exercises and activities.
Travindy, a blog about responsible tourism, have interviewed our partners at the Sandele Eco Retreat in The Gambia. Geri and Maurice, who set up the Sandele Foundation in order to support local environmental and economic development by facilitating locally owned environmentally friendly solutions, talked about their work, peer to peer (P2P) training for the locals, cooperation with the University of Brighton as well as Football 4 Peace.
F4P organised another Challenge camp for primary school children from the local area. The camp took place between 22 and 26 August 2016 with 57 children and was funded by the University of Brighton’s Widening Participation scheme.
The second F4P Korea Training Camp at Seoul National University Korea, took place between 22 and 25 July in partnership with Korean Sharing Movement (KSM).
Football 4 Peace are opening up the annual International Training Camp to individuals and organisations working in sport coaching, physical education and youth work and wish to develop co-existence programmes. The Training Camp will take place between 17 and 21 September at the University of Brighton Eastbourne and Falmer campuses. Please find the F4P ICE Application Form and return it no later than 20 August to firstname.lastname@example.org. The form is used also for health and safety, risk assessment and child protection.
F4P has a long history of working in Ireland and Northern Ireland, where peace education is of vast importance due to the sectarian conflict between Irish and Northern Irish communities. In April 2016, F4P worked together with The Peace Link to deliver values-based and life skills coaching methodology to students, NGO and sport governing bodies representatives.