Sports and play have the power to bring people together and create positive social change. Sport-based initiatives are a powerful means for achieving development objectives such as health, education, gender equality, and peace. We partner with the KNHB and Bovelander Foundation, International Sports Alliance, Right To Play and KNVB (KNVB WorldCoaches) in the Sport for Development (SFD) programme. The programme is developed with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs to contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Together we contribute to a world in which children and young people actively contribute to vital communities. In the current Sport for Development programme (2020-2024), the partnership reaches 18 countries and over 71.000 people. Through sport and play children develop friendships, life skills and confidence. By taking up leadership roles and facilitating sport activites, coaches improve their competencies and develop as young adults having positive impact in their community.

The contribution of the partnership towards the Sustainable Development Goals has been reviewed. Successes and learnings can be found in the midterm report (or summary).

Within the SFD progamme, Hockey Dreams Foundation and Bovelander Foundation are implementing partners for KNHB.


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