Kids Play International
Grant Amount: $49,775 (over two years)
Grantee Website: kidsplayintl.org
Areas of Impact: Education & Literacy, Environmental Sustainability & Climate Action, Gender Equality, Health
Mission of Kids Play International
Kids Play International promotes gender equity through sport and the Olympic values in post-genocide impacted countries. It builds a global community in which the power of sport builds strong girls and supportive boys.
Kids Play International uses an integrated approach in rural communities to build leadership skills and sustainable, gender equitable behaviors. By engaging in lesser known sports, it levels the playing field for boys and girls who learn to negotiate harmful norms and create healthy, cross-gender relationships in a safe environment. The project includes training and workshops for female coaches and girls, which allow space and time to explore topics such as Gender-Based Violence, Sexual and Reproductive Health, gender stereotypes, financial literacy, and education.
Why We Love This Project
This project uses sport and Olympic values to achieve gender equality in post-genocidal countries. Rooted in the understanding that sport can be a powerful catalyst for social change, Kid’s Play International proves that by empowering young girls and creating supportive boys, gender norms can be shifted towards gender equality.