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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"Play4Peace contributes to my personal development in many areas (non-exhaustive list): at the intrapersonal level, I develop new skills through the training and responsibilities offered, at the interpersonal level I make enriching encounters and academically I can study at the Play4Peace House in optimal conditions. Participating in organized activities and events is always a golden opportunity! "

Moussia Garelik
Student in human and social sciences at ULB

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