We all know that sports are inextricably tied to the notion of childhood. But for children in orphanages and impoverished communities, sports are not an option. This robs them of some of the most important experiences of childhood.
Our Peer Sports programs give children access to sports by creating formal and informal teams consisting of children in orphanages and their local peers with high school and college students from the US providing peer coaching and opportunity for lasting friendships. Whether an improvised game on a dirt lot or an official tournament, sport plays an important role in improving physical and mental health, social inclusion and connections with caring adults.