What are you doing on the 6th April!
With the 6th of April fast approaching, we ask you to share your plans with us & your community.
We here at Sport4Development Ireland will be hosting a Sports Movie Night in conjunction with the IDSDP Day. Locations, Dates & Speakers for the event will be confirmed in the near future & posted on several Social media platforms, so don’t worry we will keep you all well informed. Movies for the night will be as follows (1) Speed Sisters; which is about the Middle East’s first all-women racing team, as they speed between the cities of the West Bank in high-octane car races, not even the checkpoints set up by the Israeli military or social expectations stop these women.
(2) Salute; Humanitarian Peter Norman, a white Australian sprinter, is also on the podium when two black athletes make an iconic gesture at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico. (3) Warriors; Under the shadow of Mount Kenya, young Maasai Warriors have remarkably formed a cricket team. In a community deep with tradition, where female genital mutilation (FGM) is still a rite of passage, these young Maasai express their frustrations at inequality by smacking cricket balls on the plains of Kenya.
In August 2013, the United Nations announced that the 6th of April would be commemorated as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. For at least a decade, the use of sport in development had been gaining wider recognition due to the work of the sector in achieving and highlighting results.
UN agencies were among those increasingly using sport and the sector’s advocacy helped secure the declaration of an international observance day. 6th April, the anniversary of the opening of the first modern Olympics, in Athens in 1896, was chosen.
The first two IDSDPs were celebrated enthusiastically by the sport and development community. Events took place around the world. The sector now has the chance to reflect on the experience of two IDSDPs to do even better this year.
In the past Sport 4 Development Ireland has helped IDSDP highlight its amazing work. This year will be no different. In anticipation of the launch of our IDSDP 2016, we wish to invite you to share how you will be celebrating and what the day means to you, we will then use this information on your activities for publication on our Website http://www.sport4development.ie
To do this simply go to the Contact us page of our Website http://sport4development.ie/contact-us/ and leave your Name, Address and in under 50 words describe what you will be doing on the 6th of April, you can also add in under 50 words what does the IDSDP Day on 6th of April mean to you.. Submissions will be reviewed by the Sport4Development’s Project Team and highlighted on our website.
Published 19/02/16 by Mark McCluskey