Ethiopia, Switzerland

Key achievement

Teaching social values to street children using football for 10 years

Sport - The Bridge

Network Member

Sport – The Bridge was founded in 2002 in Switzerland with the aim of using sport to build bridges between people and to promote the personal development of children. In 2004, the organisation established a project in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, named "Ethiopia – Sport Builds Bridges". In this programme, Sport – The Bridge works with street children to help them resocialise, reintegrate with their families, and attend public school by engaging them in specially developed sport sessions, providing regular meals, health care and health education, literacy programmes and counselling.


Sport – The Bridge‘s national project in Switzerland promotes intercultural understanding through its team of volunteers. The organisation’s motto is "Together we are strong", reflecting the NGO’s dual approach.

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Sport - The Bridge
Lilyana Ahmed

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“Playing football made me not think of going out to live on the streets anymore, because I am busy with training and school. My self-esteem boosted and I became competent with my age group to play football in the village because of my good technical skills.”

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