Do you want to use sports to reach your social and economic development goals?
Our cooperation with ISA has helped us to connect and collaborate with grassroots organizations, NGOs, universities and other knowledge institutes around the world. This collaboration has resulted in an improved capacity of local Sport for Development coaches and organizations.
Eva van Rijen
[Policy Officer International Sports Policy and Sport for Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands]
Are you eager to work with (and learn from) other NGOs on Sport for Development?
Through our partnership with ISA we were able to promote the concept and practice of Sport for Development. Most importantly, we were able to connect with many organizations working with different target beneficiaries, from children in general to girls in rural areas and refugees.
[Programme Officer, ASPIRE, Egypt]
How can your enterprise give substance to its social responsibility through sports?
I have been able to see and capture the work of ISA with my own eyes. I am deeply impressed by the power that young people from challenging backgrounds develop when they change their focus from idleness, crime and violence, to sports. This results in the self-confidence needed to fight issues like oppression and abuse. Sport brings them health, discipline, life skills, friendship, but above all: fun. A truly effective way to support young people who face daily challenges in Africa and Asia. Well done.
Would you like to find, use and develop knowledge of Sport for Development?
ISA plays a key role in bringing together people from Africa, the Middle East, Indonesia and the Netherlands. The organization supplies us with an overview of what is going on in the field of Sport for Development, both in the Netherlands and internationally. This is of great value to our research.
Jaap van Hulten
[Director of Studies, Faculty of Sport, Management and Business, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences]