Mission and Impact

Mission and Vision

The mission of Play4Peace is to break social and cultural barriers thanks to :

  • Meeting young people from different backgrounds
    (language, neighbourhood, background, social environment, religion, …)
  • Introduction to activities considered inaccessible in their environment
    (conferences, inspirational talk, travel, golf, …)
  • Raising awareness and involving young people in the 2030 sustainable development goals
    (fight against poverty, and gender equality and education,….)

The vision of Play 4 Peace is a society in which every young person can develop and be involved regardless of their difference.

 

Some numbers

  • Each week, 150 to 220 young people participate free of charge in sports activities.
  • Better academic success and reduction in the number of school dropouts.
  • More than 600 young people were helped thanks to the Back2School & Back2Sport program.
  • More than 800 young people have already participated in conferences, training for their personal development.
     

THROUGH SPORT, PLAY 4 PEACE HELPS YOUNG PEOPLE IN BRUSSELS WITH FEWER OPPORTUNITIES TO TAKE THE FIRST STEP TOWARDS SOCIAL INCLUSION

Young people with fewer opportunities face a series of complex challenges...

  • Lack of self-confidence
  • Lack of recognition
  • Lack of inclusion in society
  • Lack of a network and ignorance of opportunities (professional or personal)
  • Employment-related discrimination (background, lack of a network and leadership)

This leads to a number of social problems

  • 13% of young people (18-24 years old) receive a living allowance or the equivalent thereof
  • Among young people, more than 1 in 10 left school prematurely, without having obtained an upper secondary school diploma
  • 4 out of 10 young people in Brussels are living below the poverty threshold 

And these social problems are likely to increase with the current crisis

  • 45% of young Belgians are experiencing financial problems following the coronavirus crisis (Febelfin)
  • 32% of young people have lost all or part of their student jobs (~ 70% have them vs. 36% in 2006), creating significant financial difficulties among them
  • 32% have difficulty in paying their studies.
  • 22.7% … in paying their educational costs.
  • 25% … in paying their food expenses.


Sources: Baromètre social 2019, Etude droits de l'enfant 2020, Iweps and Stadbel

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"I am Bouzrouti Yousra and I am 19 years old. Three months ago I got to know the association thanks to a friend. I have had the opportunity to participate in the inspirational talks, which have taught me a lot, especially in the field of self-development and self-confidence. It has motivated me to persevere and never to give up. Ayman is an incredible person who helps young people to show the best of themselves. And for that I want to thank him very much! He encouraged me to believe in myself more and to broaden my view of this world. There is so much to discover and experience, and together with the entire youth team, we are going to make something great out of it!"

Yousra Bouzrouti
Industrial Engineer Student (VUB)

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