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Celebrating the International Day of Sport and Development for Peace
MIES (Switzerland) - April 6th is the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP). This day is commemorated globally each year to honor the role that sport plays in society, whether by encouraging healthier lifestyles, making sport more widely accessible or using it as a vehicle for development in areas made vulnerable by conflict, poverty and inequality.
The FIBA Foundation does this daily, working with National Federations to implement projects that promote education, health and well-being, and fight injustice and inequality through basketball.
The Foundation projects are divided into three main types:
- Mini Basketball: providing 5 to 12 year olds access to health and well-being as well as education through fun, game-based learning.
- Community Impact: working with National Federations to develop projects that will address social issues that the youths are facing in their communities.
- Youth Leadership: providing youths with the skills and opportunities to develop their capacities of using basketball to help their communities.
In order to celebrate this day, the Foundation is showing the wide reach of Basketball For Good:
With this video, the FIBA Foundation is showcasing 23 of the 157 countries involved in their projects from all 5 FIBA regions, celebrating the power of sport and especially basketball to initiate positive change all over the world.
Basketball promotes teamwork, equality, inclusion and improves physical and mental health. It can also help amidst the current pandemic, giving us an outlet to remain positive and keep moving forward.