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Partnership with Peace & Sport on using climbing as a tool to address social problems within communities

Project/Policy/Event title:

Partnership with Peace & Sport on using climbing as a tool to address social problems within communities

Location:

Worldwide Peace and Sport projects

Implementation date:

MoU signed in 2011, implementation in next months.

Partners:

Peace and Sport, Monaco based organization working for sustainable peace throughout the world. To achieve this, it promotes the practice of structured sport and sporting values to educate young generations and help foster social stability, reconciliation and dialogue between communities.

Project/Policy overview:

Peace & Sport’s in its mission is creating simple tools to enhance sport activities therefore promoting sport’s values. The IFSC is working with Peace and Sport on a manual for adapted sport practices that give easy solutions to bring up a climbing wall.

Climbing can be brought to people on short and simple structure, such as building walls, wood structure, 2-3 meters high rock boulder.

Safety is ensured by mats and low height climbing, the climbing partner is present to catch the falling climber and bring him smoothly to the ground. Simple climbing exercises are proposed, creating personal and group challenge.

Climbing bring benefits in term of values (you are responsible of someone else safety and in the same time you’re its adviser) and in physiological term (climbing request balance, use of both legs and arms...)

Contact Information:

Jérôme MEYER, Sport Manager – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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