Picture gallery: Sport prepares for life
Sport inspires and connects people all over the world – regardless of language, gender or religion. That is why German development cooperation uses sport to promote disadvantaged children and young people in developing countries and to achieve to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) such as education, health, peaceful societies and gender equality.
This approach is not about supporting professional sports. It is about teaching children and young people social skills through sport activities and playfully provide them with knowledge about topics such as violence prevention, health and gender equality.
The following photographs show, how sport in Colombia contribute to the peaceful coexistence of former combatants and victims of the armed conflict, how young people in the Palestinian Territories are qualified and interested for vocational training through sport, or how basketball and football trainings are used for HIV prevention in Namibia.
The projects are implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).