About Us and The SDGs
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development specifies that “Sport is also an important enabler of sustainable development. We recognize the growing contribution of sport to the realization of development and peace in its promotion of tolerance and respect and the contributions it makes to the empowerment of women and of young people, individuals and communities as well as to health, education and social inclusion objectives.”
Forsports Foundation highlights the relationship between sports and social development. It will be used to highlight how sports can be used to promote among others, health, peace, non-aggression and development in a continent where these phenomena are in short supply. In short to use sport as a channel for development; to promote and create awareness on the messages of peace, non-violence and rights and plights of children and the youth. The aim and motivation for undertaking this project are among others to demonstrate and show how sport can be used to promote and create awareness on the issues confronting children and the youth on the continent and attempting strategies to address them. We are of the opinion that the strength of sports to draw people from all walks of life irrespective of age, religious beliefs, political and ethnic affiliation but most of all the love and passion of sports will serve as an added impetus to draw the youth and children especially to engage in an activity for fun but at the same time learn a lot through it.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The 17 Goals were built on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), while including new areas such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace and justice, among other priorities. The goals are interconnected – often the key to success on one will involve tackling issues more commonly associated with another. The SDGs work in the spirit of partnership and pragmatism to make the right choices now to improve life, in a sustainable way, for future generations. They provide clear guidelines and targets for all countries to adopt in accordance with their own priorities and the environmental challenges of the world at large. The SDGs are an inclusive agenda. Sport, including football has proven to be a cost-effective and flexible tool in promoting peace and development objectives. Our work shows us on a daily basis that football has the power to change lives. We believe football is a powerful tool with the potential to tackle challenges entailed in each of the 17 SDG’s.