4-H Zim Foundation nominated for International Peace and Sport Award

15 Nov, 2022 - 09:11 0 Views
4-H Zim Foundation nominated for International Peace and Sport Award 4-H logo

B-Metro

Bret Kamutenga

FOLLOWING their breathtaking work of using sport to promote peace, tolerance and social cohesion among youths from different political and social affiliates in the country, 4-H Zimbabwe Foundation has been nominated for a prestigious international 2022 Peace and Sport Award.

 The foundation is an independent non-profit organisation that focuses on empowering youth to be responsible, caring and contributing leaders that effect positive change in the world around them.

The organisation is a member of NANGO, 4-H Global and Africa Network and Zimbabwe Youth Council.

4-H Zimbabwe has been nominated under the NGO category. The award is given to an organisation that intentionally uses sport to achieve development goals and create a culture of peace, through the transmission of specific values, attitudes and behaviours. Other nominees in this category include Fundación Golees of Costa Rica which uses football as a human rights-based approach working with women and Luta pela Paz from Brazil, which uses boxing for peace.

Winners will be announced at the Peace and Sport Forum, which will be held in Monaco on 30 November.

“We are honoured to have been nominated for this significant international award. Credit should however go to the various political parties and stakeholders that we have been working with to make the sporting activities that we have had possible. This is their award,” said 4-H Zimbabwe executive director John Muchenje.

Peace and Sport forum is an international, neutral and independent organisation based in Monaco, which promotes peace using the power of sport. Founded in 2007 by Pentathlon Olympic Medalist and World Champion Joël Bouzou, the organisation is under the patronage of Prince Albert II of Monaco.

This year, the main objectives of the award ceremony is reportedly to share knowledge, promote best practices, diversify partnerships and develop concrete solutions for peace around the world.

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