Peace Ball project

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PROJECT OWNER

Name of the project owner: Sebahattin Devecioglu
Status of the project owner:  Individual organisation
Area of work of the project owner: Sport / Migration / Social integration / Health

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PROJECT

Turkey
Geographic scope of project: International
Project objectives: Promote social diversity / Educate and transmit values through sport / Develop intercultural relations and/or intercultural competency / Promote access to volunteering in sport
Types of sport or physical activity carried out: Sports organisations / Traditional games / Kid games
Partnership / supports: Grants (100 Ball) / Human resources (Students, Volunteers) / Other partners (Turkish Life News / ekospor.com)
Project duration: 15 years (start: 2015 - end: 2030)
Project status: Underway
Supervising staff: Professionals / Volunteers
Summary of the project: Peace Ball Project, which was developed based on the voluntariness of Sebahattin DEVECİOĞLU, an academician from  Firat University, Sports Sciences Faculty, Elazig, Turkey   giving away “Game Balls” as presents to children. The main purpose of the “Peace Ball Project” is to express that sports has no discrimination of religion, language or race, emphasize that olympism and sports is a shared value of mankind and ensure “ Peace, Friendship and Brotherhood” by sports. Peace Ball Project works to get game balls  to community leaders, people, foundation, company   around the world to help street , disadvantageous, refugess children play. Peace Ball Project is a individual  organization that is volunteer led. 100% of donations go to partners to buy game balls. “We are  inviting the whole mankind to this meaningful project with the wishes of ending the wars in the world and sustaining the peace”.

 Summary of the project in original language: Fırat Üniversitesi, Spor Bilimleri Fakültesi, Öğretim Üyesi, Doç.Dr.Sebahattin DEVECİOĞLU Gönüllülük esasına bağlı olarak geliştirmiş olan, “Barış Topu Projesi” (Peace Ball Project)  çocuklara “Oyun Topu” hediye etme kampanyasıdır. Barış Topu Projesi kapsamında,  gerçekleştirilen etkinlikler ile  “Çocukların oyun oynama hakları” için farkındalık oluşturularak, tüm Dünya’daki insanların dikkatini ve ilgisini, çocukların yaşamış olduğu  fakir bölgelere çekerek, tespit  edilen,  spor yapan kız ve erkek çocuklara spor malzemesi desteği için kampanya başlatılacaktır. “Barış Topu Projesi” nin temel amacı; sporun din, dil, ırk renk ayrımı göstermeksizin, tüm insanlığın ortak değeri olduğunu vurgulamak,  tüm Dünya’da “Barış, Dostluk ve Kardeşliğin” spor yolu ile geliştirilmesini sağlamaktır. “Dünya’da savaşların sona ermesi ve barışın sağlanması dileği ile tüm insanlığı bu anlamlı projeye davet ediyoruz”

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TARGET GROUP

Country of origin: Turkey and all world
Type of migration: Refugee / Asylum seeker / Economic migrant / Migrant in transit
Target beneficiary: Children
Target age group: 5-10

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