Together to promote sports values in children
Gareth Wittstock, General Secretary of the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation and Joël Bouzou, President and Founder of Peace and Sport, have signed a partnership agreement, during the Peace and Sport International Forum that run in the Principality from December 11-13, 2019. (Photo insert: Joel Bouzou and Gareth Wittstock @Peace & Sport)
This strong alliance will allow the development of additional activities dedicated to youths across the globe.
Both Prince Albert and Princess Charlene were present at the Peace & Sport Awards ceremony onThursday, December 12 at One Monte-Carlo. The category “Champion of the Year” recognized an athlete who lead an important and sustainable sportive project leading to pacific change. Siya Kolisi, the captain of the South-African world champion rugby team, received the award from the hands of Didier Drogba, Vice-President of Peace & Sport.
The close collaboration with Peace & Sport will increase the resonance of the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation’s program “Sport & Education” that uses sporting activities as a way of contributing to the well being and development of all children regardless of their background or circumstances.
Highlighting values such as team spirit and the notions of generosity, solidarity, and respect will increase self-steam in children and adolescents and improve their integration into society.
It is important to remember that Princess Charlene had been nominated as Ambassador for Peace and Sport back in 2013. Since 2014, the two organizations have been closely working together within the framework of the Princess Charlene Rally, intended for grade 9th students attending school in Monaco, taking place annually on April 6, during the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.
Also, the symbolic “#White Card” Campaign, whose aim is to promote peace through sport, will be proposed to the participants of the Saint Devote Tournament, scheduled for May 9, 2020, at the Stade Louis II. Around 240 players, under 12-years-old, coming from different countries, are expected to take part in this event.
Most importantly, the partnership will integrate the “Learn to Swim” and “Water Safety” programs into the globally deployed Peace & Sports’ projects.
Since its creation in 2012 and thanks to its three programs – “Learn to Swim,” “Water Safety” and “Sport & Education” – more than 680,000 people, mainly children, have benefited from the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation’s actions in 34 countries: Australia, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Canada, Chile, Dominican Republic, Fiji, France, Gabon, Ghana, Greece, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Monaco, Morocco, Nepal, Nicaragua, Peru, Philippines, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, U.S.A., Vietnam, and Zimbabwe.
About Peace & Sport
Peace & Sport is an international, neutral, and independent organization based in Monaco, which promotes peace using the power of sport.
Founded in 2007 by Modern Pentathlon Olympic Medallist and World Champion, Joël Bouzou, Peace and Sport enjoys the High Patronage of Prince Albert II of Monaco.
“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than government in breaking down racial barriers.” Nelson Mandela