Due to its vast reach, unparalleled popularity and foundation of positive values, sport is ideally positioned to contribute towards the United Nations’ objectives for development and peace. To raise awareness of this potential, 6 April was declared as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) by the UN General Assembly. The adoption of this Day signifies the increasing recognition by the United Nations of the positive influence that sport can have on the advancement of human rights, and social and economic development.
This is a day for organisations around the world to highlight how they are using sport to make a difference, and Scottish Sports Futures will be doing just that by joining Sport SEN to put a spotlight on the incredible impact our programmes are making in communities across Scotland.
“Use the power of sport to inspire young people and empower them to make positive lifestyle choices”
SSF was established in 2000 and over the last 15 years it has created a successful and well respected “Sport for Development” model that supports young people from early interventions right through to training and employment.
The developmental value of sport and physical activity is something that is at the heart of all the programmes we deliver at SSF, creating lasting impacts on communities across Scotland. During IDSDP we will be sharing with the world the successes of our programmes with pictures, video’s and case studies released through our social media channels, telling the story of how we have made a difference by engaging communities in sport and physical activity.