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Video: We Are Who We Become - Peter


Video: We Are Who We Become - Peter

We Are Who We Become is a campaign that uses videoclips, a website and a book to promote the role of sport in empowering young people and encourages organisations to use sport as a tool for development. This is Peter's story.

Peter is a talented boxer, living in a gritty area around Cape Town, South Africa. After years of abuse by his father, which led to a youth of violence, and several foster homes, Peter started boxing.

Boxing gave him the opportunity to channel his emotions. By training four times a week, he grew stronger, learned how to show respect and became more self-confident. Therefore he learned to stand up to the evil spirit of his father.

Currently, Peter lives with his grandmother and he is training for the national championships. He is a role model for the youngsters around him.

‘We Are Who We Become’ is a campaign by International Sports Alliance, Right To Play The Netherlands, KNVB Worldcoaches and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs that celebrates the power of sport for development. Because sport unites young people around the world and helps them build their future.

[This article has been edited by the Operating Team]


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Niko Moreno Ruiz


Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 23:00