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Sports For Development

Sports for development uses the power of play as a tool For community building, peace and conflict resolution, And healthy living among youth.

Soccer Teams YARID began with one soccer ball and the hope of young refugees to transform their community. Today, soccer remains an integral part of YARID's programming. The soccer program addresses four key social problems: ethnic violence, youth unemployment, public health, and community conflict.

The soccer program brings together male and female youth of different ethnicities to promote community cooperation and development through sports. YARID uses soccer as a tool for peace building to unite refugees and create positive ways to resolve conflict and reinforce positive behavior. Through sports, YARID is teaching refugee youth important life skills such as conflict resolution while also educating them about HIV/AIDS, physical fitness, and community building.

Seasonal sports activities occur throughout the year. Baseball, Volleyball and other sports activities developed according to community interest.