Partnership with Peace & Sport on using climbing as a tool to address social problems within communities
Worldwide Peace and Sport projects
MoU signed in 2011, implementation in next months.
Peace and Sport, a 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.
Peace & Sport’s 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 create or build 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 brings benefits in term of values (you are responsible of someone else safety and at the same time acting as their advisor) and in physiological term (climbing request balance, use of both legs and arms, flexibilty, strength and strategy).