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.
- 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