Sports for Peace: Viviane’s Story

“I’ll keep playing and being involved in sport. A few years ago, I was nothing, but thanks to sports, I blossomed,” says Viviane, who plays soccer at our community center. She had stopped playing for a long time, as her father could not afford to pay her studies.

“But through sports, I went back to school and expect to graduate next year. Very recently my parents divorced, and this situation is not peaceful for me, but once I get in the pitch to play, I forget everything and that is the only moment I live peace,” she says.  

Our sports program offers more than just a source of fun, as it creates a safe platform for our students to learn and talk about health and social issues. And it allows us to learn more about our amazing students and community members, like Viviane!