ChildFund’s Sport for Development programs provide children with opportunities to play, learn and grow.
Using integrated sport and life skills learning, young people from vulnerable communities are equipped to overcome challenges, inspire positive social change and take active leadership roles within their communities.
Under ChildFund Australia’s guidance, all Sport for Development programs contribute to achieving gender equality, reducing inequality, and ending violence against children, reflecting targets within the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Participants also develop critical social and emotional skills which help them to achieve personal goals, build empathy, manage emotions, develop positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
Each program partners to deliver high quality, evidence-based social outcomes, across a range of sports. ChildFund’s biggest rugby for development program, Pass It Back, is a key component of the Rugby World Cup 2019 Impact Beyond legacy program - ChildFund has also been appointed as the principal charity partner for Rugby World Cup 2021 to further leverage the sport to deliver social change, with a focus on girls and women.
ChildFund is recognised as a Pioneer Organisation within the International Safeguards for Children in Sport, which ensure that children are physically and emotionally safe across sport. Work is undertaken with sports partners around the globe to ensure that the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults in sport is a priority.
ChildFund Australia is an independent international development organisation that works to reduce poverty for children in developing communities, and is a member of the ChildFund Alliance, a global network of 12 organisations which assists almost 23 million children and their families in 70 countries.