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Theprogramme uses sports as a meansof reducing violence and cattle raiding and to stimulate peace and social cohesion.
This Programme's overall goal is to bring resilience to displaced and dispossessed victims of violence by relieving them of pain and saving endangered lives. It also includes
The Sports and Development Programme through the Kenya Netherlands Sports for Development Partnership aims at enabling youths, women and disabled persons to become agents of social transformation and contribute to capacity building of youth and community based organisations. This programme entails the mobilisation, organisation and enhancement of the capacities of marginalized youth to engage in sports and participate in addressing key development issues, such as poverty and economic empowerment for a grater societal transformation.
The world today is experiencing an unbreakable vicious cycle of violence that has become a culture. Children and young people are no longer victims only but have also become perpetrators of violent conflicts and criminal acts against fellow children, young persons and other members of the society. Very few actors are targeting children and young people, with peace education work camps and the related activities, as a sure way of transforming the culture of violence into that of peace.
Too little resources, if any, have been allocated over the years towards transforming the culture of violence into a culture of peace through children and young people. The local and international community who get exposed to this concept will find it easy to appreciate and come into partnership with SOPA International to strengthen implementation of its programmes.
SOPA International has the time human resource capacity and structures to implement programs towards transforming the culture of violence into viable peace and sustainable development in society but has inadequate financial and material resources to perform.