Photo: Children and youth across Asia are taking part in ChildFund Pass It Back
On the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, #WePlayTogether and #WePassItBack!
ChildFund and the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) are working together to give children across Asia the chance to take part in an innovative sport for development program: Pass It Back.
While the role of sport is often overlooked in development, ChildFund views it as a high-quality, low-cost tool that can be used to promote child protection, rights and participation in a fun way for kids.
ChildFund Pass It Back delivers an integrated rugby and life skills curriculum in a safe environment that promotes the values of the game and builds a new generation of leaders in disadvantaged communities across Asia. Our goal? To equip children and young people to overcome challenges, inspire positive social change and ‘pass it back’ to their communities.
To date, over 2,500 children from Indonesia, Laos, Nepal, Pakistan, The Philippines and Vietnam have already benefitted from their involvement in Pass It Back, with girls making up more than 50 per cent of the players and coaches.
To see how ChildFund Pass It Back and the ARU are inspiring a new generation of rugby players in Asia, check out the video below!