Search Team Players
Cassie Collins is the program manager of Toronto Inner-City Rugby Foundation (TIRF). TIRF, a non-profit, sport-for-development organization, uses rugby as a tool for social good. Using the values of rugby: discipline, respect, integrity, passion and solidarity, TIRF provides team building, leadership, physical activity, and personal/professional development programs for young people in Toronto, Canada.
I work for Waves for Change as their monitoring, evaluation and learning manager. We are based in Cape Town, South Africa, and use surfing to promote well-being in high-risk children from local impoverished communities. I am interested in novel and participatory approaches to measure impact.
Palestine: Sports for Life
We are a Palestinian NGO working with sports for development. By using sports as a tool we provide Palestinian youth with opportunities for personal and professional development. We focus particulary on life skills and promotion of vocational education through specially designed sports activities.
Through the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, I seek to “Uncover the World’s Game” by exploring the impact that soccer/football with education has on the development of young people. In order to do this, I have asked to volunteer with and learn from several football-based communities in Africa, Europe, and Asia – including Ubuntu Football Academy (South Africa), Right To Dream Academy (Ghana), OSCAR Foundation (India).