celebrating the International Day of Sport

Celebrating the International Day of Sport - 2016

On the 6th of April 2016, SPEED organization in collaboration with the Rugby Football Union of Sri Lanka and the Ministry of Sport, Eastern Provincial Council is celebrating the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) by bringing tag rugby programme for underprivileged youth in Muthur which was an area deeply affected by three decades of war.

6 April was declared the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) by the UN General Assembly in 2013 and since then has been celebrated around the globe. According to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, “Sport has become a world language, a common denominator that breaks down all the walls, all the barriers. It is a worldwide industry whose practices can have widespread impact. Most of all, it is a powerful tool for progress and for development”.

Initiatives like SPEED put into practice the theory of sport for social change and directly change the lives of participants. At Muthur, we will welcome children and youth with different physiques, skills and gender. Inspiring and empowering them with core values of sport will be the aim.

Further SPEED will color up the day introducing the Sustainable Development Goals to this group where they would embrace a goal to drive in their lives by adding a meaning to their sport experience.