United Nations International Youth Day

  • On the 12th of August we are celebrating the UN-International Youth Day.
  • Sport is an important means to connect to each other and gives hope also in difficult situations. Especially for the youth, the importance of community sports for identity formation cannot be underestimated.
  • In the border town of Heremakono, HOPE’87 has founded the project “Sport without borders” – a sports centre for the youth. The project promotes sports in this border region between Mali and Burkina Faso for a strengthened social cohesion within the communities of both countries. Its objective is to guarantee every girl and boy the right to practice sports.
  • The project also contributes to the “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” through sports as a facilitating and sustainable development tool which establishes peace and promotes tolerance and respect.
  • Take a look at our pictures from the sports centre!