As Nelson Mandela recognized, sport is more than physical exercise. It can teach people fairness, tolerance, and respect. In fact, it is a force and a tool that can help reach various goals to change the world for the better.
The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) uses the approach of “Sport for Development” (S4D) to contribute to the designated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) like gender equality, good health and quality education. For that matter, coaches in partner countries such as Namibia, Colombia and Jordan are trained to convey competences to children and youth that empower their self-esteem, help them master their daily lives, and take their future into their own hands.
The S4D Resource Toolkit gives a systematic overview of S4D strategic approaches, topics, methods and tools. Moreover it aims to promote the use of sport as an instrument for development policy-makers and workers and to encourage teachers, coaches and multipliers to run S4D activities and projects.
Source: Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ), 06 April 2020