Peace Fields Project, India
The International Children’s Football Alliance will be working with Slum Soccer in February / March, 2016, on a number of initiatives to help enrich Slum Soccer football coaches and Slum Soccer children. Workshops will take place in Chennai covering aspects of family football, special needs football, girls and boys playing football together. The Children’s Football Alliance tour then goes to Nagpur where the Peace Fields Project will twin a Slum Soccer Field of play with Flanders Peace Field, Messines, Belgium, site of the First World War Christmas Trues.
Slum Soccer, India’s Children’s Football Alliance will facilitate the first Peace Fields Football events in 2016, their designated areas of play will be twinned with Flanders Peace Field, site of World War One, 1916, Christmas Truces, where the famous football games were recorded by allies and German soldiers. The Slum Soccer film produced by the NCFA highlights the importance of the organisations’ work in some of the poorest places in India.
Children with the Peace Field Poppy Ball the One World Play Project Football that commemorates Flanders Peace Field.
One World Play Project recognise that Play is in our DNA—a need as important as food, medicine and shelter. It’s an intrinsic part of our lives, regardless of geography or culture, and through play we become stronger individuals, build better communities and create a more positive future.
‘..children are not aware of what is happening to them at times and something like the Peace Fields Project would help us to actually create an environment where they can come and play and feel safe’. Abhijeet Barse, CEO, Slum Soccer