Kids Play International (www.KidsPlayIntl.org) was founded in 2008 with the mission to promote gender equity through sport in countries affected by genocide. Our year round Let’s Play Fair and All Girls United combined with our weekly Fair Play Community Day's use less familiar sports and interactive discussions to shift attitudes, behaviors and social norms between girls and boys aged 7-18. Delivered by caring adult role model “Coaches,” our programs are based on an understanding that in order to empower girls, boys must play a meaningful role in the process so both genders understand how each contribute to a healthy community. Kids Play International is currently operating in Rwanda and Cambodia.
Promoting gender equity through sport and the Olympic Values in countries affected by genocide.
Building a global community in which girls and boys positively challenge and shift harmful gender, social and cultural norms.
Rooted in the belief that sport can be a powerful catalyst for social change, KPI uses the powerful Olympic value of Fair Play to inspire and teach. Fair Play means: respect, community, contribution, opportunity and moral courage – these Fair Play characteristics motivate Olympic athletes and locally trained coaches alike to build more gender equitable societies.
Rwanda is working hard to promote gender equity throughout the country and Kids Play International (KPI) is supporting the government goal of eliminating gender imbalances that may prevent girls from achieving their highest potential, engaging equally in society, or participating in sports activities. Kids Play International believes gender equity transforms communities and countries and that it is not only a woman’s right, it is a human right.
Kids Play International (www.KidsPlayIntl.org) was founded in 2008 with the mission to promote gender equity through sport in countries affected by genocide. Our year round Let’s Play Fair and All Girls United combined with our weekly Fair…