Sport sans Frontières (www.sportsansfrontieres.org) is a progressive organisation which uses sport as the means to help disadvantaged young people in developing countries around the world. Since its inception, many thousands of children have been helped in countries such as Albania, Afghanistan, Bolivia, Kosovo, Morocco, Senegal and now Haiti.
Sport sans Frontières develops sport facilities, trains local educators and helps local organisations to set up sport activities. By using sport as the tool, the organisation also helps young people to tackle social problems such as homelessness, low personal self-esteem, prejudice and violence.
A key aim of the project is to replace the structures of support that are slowly being removed in post-disaster Haiti, which was devastated by the earthquake of 2010.
In partnership with the staff of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Civic Action (MJSAC), Sports sans Frontieres trains young volunteers aged 18 to 22 to organise sessions of sports camps for children and adolescents. Through this, the project works toward developing sport activities in local post-disaster communities. Along with this, a key aim is to help raise awareness of issues such as HIV/AIDS, violence and health and hygiene.
Sports san Frontieres offers children and young people, still recovering from the fall-out of the country’s recent natural disasters, a tangible framework of support.