For decades Sports nature and intrinsic values have been questioned. In 1970's George Orwell stated that "Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words: it is war minus the shooting." At the same time sport evangelists started preaching that sport offered more than a temporary haven for the suspension of conflict. For this group sport, locally and globally,
Soccer for Peace Africa is a program under PEPA/NGO with the aim of promoting peace and conflict resolution through sports as it is believed that Soccer plays a big role in the promotion of peace and conflict resolution. PEPA/NGO works in the most conflict-ridden communities in Africa. Our Conflict Resolution games work to confront issues in places such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Uganda where many of our participants are amputees as a result of civil war.
We plan to reuniting the Youth from the local communities from 4 countries trough Soccer sports including the most affected countries such as Burundi, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda, and every country will be represented by two teams (a Male and Female team). Please note that these are not professional players but community Youths. PLACE OF THE COMPETITION The competition will take place in the City of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).