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Evidence that sport changes lives of young people

Laureus Sport for Good has used the power of sport to change the lives of more than six million children and young people around the world over the last 20 years.

Laureus Sport for Good has supported over 200 community sports-based programmes operating in more than 40 countries and to celebrate its 20th anniversary, the organisation has produced a report that demonstrates the impact of its work.

The organisation aligns its focus with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals that covers things like enhancing mental wellbeing and promoting the empowerment of women including enabling girls to complete their education. Their projects help create inclusive communities and promote peace building through sport.

Laureus Ambassadors volunteer their time to promote the use of sport for social development and in 2019, they delivered that message through programme visits and media activities across the globe.

From rugby’s Bryan Habana and Morné du Plessis visiting LIV Village in South Africa, to skateboarding legend Tony Hawk, Olympic gold medallists Nadia Comăneci and Edwin Moses fundraising for Laureus Sport for Good in New York City – these sporting icons were tireless in their efforts to support children and young people in Laureus programmes around the world.

Edwin Moses, Chairman of Laureus Sport for Good, said:

If we can use sport to positively impact the life of just one child, we are doing something right. To have reached the significant milestone of positively impacting over six million young people over the last 20 years is the strongest possible evidence of the unique power of sport to change lives.

Adam Fraser, Chief Executive of Laureus Sport for Good, added:

Almost all of us have faced challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic but for the world’s most vulnerable young people those challenges have been exacerbated. They are those most at risk and the ones Laureus Sport for Good is determined to help every day.

You can find out more and read the full report here:

Photo: Laureus Sport for Good