The purpose and vision of the Foundation is to promote/advocate and facilitate an improved understanding and practice of sport and the application of Universal and Olympic values as tools for development and peace.
The Foundation for Sport, Development and Peace also spearheads the South African Pierre de Coubertin Committee (SAPCC), empowering young people through sport for development programmes and Olympism.
To understand, advocate and promote sport and Universal and Olympic values as tools for development, social change and peace at a community level and at society at large;
To create and strengthen networks and develop partnerships to improve cooperation, capacity building and implementation;
To facilitate the transfer of related knowledge, skills and resources in the relevant fields;
To facilitate public and institutional awareness, personal development, education and training in support of sport as a tool for development, social change and peace and of Universal and Olympic values.
Seeking participatory, cross-cultural and transformative approaches to sport, development and peace;
Locating itself within local realities and acknowledging the meanings and lessons to be learned from each regional, geographic and cultural context;
Accountability, transparency, inclusivity and participatory decision-making in all its practices;
Celebrating diversity, especially in terms of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion and culture;
A human-centred approach in research, teaching, training and outreach; and continuously striving for improvement;
The Development, Universal and Olympic values of friendship, joy of effort, fair play, respect, excellence and balance of body, spirit, will and mind as well as interdependence, sharing, love, tolerance, equality amongst others.
Our Executive Committee
Christo De Coning
Networks and Partnerships
Advisory for Sport and Recreation
Sport Science Specialist
Bella Bello Bitugu
Advisory for Sport Administration
Our Youth Network Executive Committee