2014 Global Peace Games for War Affected Children and Youth 6th April to 21st September 2014
Africa Youth Ministries will be running the 2014 Global Peace Games under the Peace Through Sport Project an on-going initiative funded by various foreign & local partners 6th April 2014 a day Un Assembly Proclaimed as an International Day Of Sport For Development, Peace, the games will end on 21s September 2014, International Day of Peace. Through the 2013 Global Peace Games, AYM will be reaching out to over 7000 former war affected Children, South Sudanese Refugee Children and youth in the communities of Barlonyo Lira where the LRA rebels massacred 300 innocent civilians on the Feb 21st 2004 and Atyak another community where LRA rebels massacred 300 plus innocent people. The 2014 Peace Games will be conducted in the Districts of Gulu, Oyam, Lira, Apac, Kitgum, Amur, Lamwo, Adjumani and Pader. PLAY SOCCER founded the Global Peace Games in 2001 to promote a global network of children and youth committed to a culture of friendship, understanding and peace. The Global Peace Games are “grass roots” soccer games that take place under the initiative of PLAY SOCCER and are organized by organizations and communities around the world. The Games are linked by common themes and encourage children and youth to share and celebrate the values and skills they learn on the playing field through sport and to find peaceful solutions in their daily lives and communities.
Celebrating Peace Through Sport:
The AYM organized peace games will offer war affected children and youth a rare chance of fun. The children of all ages will enjoy diverse supervised activities including soccer, volleyball, netball, rope skipping, rope tags, drama, traditional dances like Bwola, Larakaraka, sandcastle building, and peace painting competitions. Hundreds of war affected children and youth in Northern Uganda will gather in different communities to celebrate peace as they participate in organized soccer activities. The 2010 Global Peace games will be used to empowers war affected children and youth to create their own fun filled safe playing spaces and communities by forming partnerships with primary schools, families, and young adult volunteers. Peace Games participants will as well be equipped with peace making Life Skills and values on Reconciliation, Forgiveness, Tolerance, and Non-Violence
Role Play Peace Games:
Will be conducted to provide participants the opportunity to play the parts of parties in conflict situations and to play the role of a mediator who helps the parties reach agreement. The games show alternatives to violence for dealing with conflicts.
Running For Peace:
School children bearing peace flags will run through surrounding communities and townships to the massacre monument where they will light a flame, less to commemorate the notorious LRA Atiak Massacre where over 300 innocent civilians were brutally murdered.
Make a financial contribution... and make a difference!
- USD 15 buys a strong quality, all weather & field soccer ball for use by many children in our year-round programs.
- USD 3 buys a T-shirt with the PEACE GAMES Message - wearing one gives children and youth a sense of pride and belonging.
- USD 50 buys a girl or boy a good quality and durable soccer boots/shoes that can be used and pass on to others.
- USD 400 helps buy a branded high quality soccer Uniform that can be used all around in our Peace Through Sport Project and can be kept in our sports quipment library for other community groups to use.
- USD 25,650 can help run our Peace Through Sport Project targeting war affected Children and Youth in 5 Districts in Post War Northern Uganda after 21 years of a brutal armed conflict.
Charity Fundraising Partnership
We invite you to organize sports events or tournaments to raise funds, and collect sports equipments to benefit war affected children and youth in our Peace Through Sport Project. AYM can provide you with some items for selling e.g. Hand Crafts, that are made by project children and youth themselves. To view, items visit our Facebook photo album,
Long Term Project Partnership:
Have you been looking for a worthy Sports For Social Change cause to partner with in Africa? this is the opportunity, you can partner with in raising project funds and sports equipments, don’t trush them, recycle them for Charity. If interested drop us an email at
Donate Now: Help us to reach our Goal for Peace Games of US$ 12,500
Global Peace Games over years in Photos
You can make your financial contribution in many ways:
1. Contribute online
2. Send us a USD check made payable to Africa Youth Ministries at the address below and we will mail you a receipt:
Africa Youth Ministries
PO Box 20029,
Jer Avenue 002,
off Airport Road
You can also make a direct electronic bank transfer to our bank account below:
Africa Youth Ministries
Barclays Bank Uganda Ltd
Account Number: 6002329296
You will receive a receipt for all contributions.
To view a comprehensinve photo album on our peace through sport project follow our facebook page.
Girls racing for Peace
Playing for Peace
Peace Through Sport Community Awareness metting
Dribbling for Peace
Donate sports Equipments to war affected children
Attentitive: war affected children listens to the Coach's instructions
Back to the roots, the true African all generations Soccer Ball made out of dry banana leaves and banana fibles.