IDSDP 2019: GOALS Haiti

GOALS Haiti takes the challenge in Haitian Kreyol from Haiti.

What does 6 April mean to you/your organisation?

It is a day we can celebrate the work that we do every day through the power of sport. GOALS uses soccer in Haiti to engage youth and their families in programmes that emphasise education, health and the environment to improve their quality of life on a daily basis. Through leadership development and social change initiatives we are creating stronger, healthier communities in rural Haiti.

It is also a powerful show of solidarity with our sport for development partners around the globe that highlights the vision and reach of sport as the universal language.

How can sport contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?

We are using sport (soccer) to address complex issues that align with the Sustainable Development Goals.

In Haiti, a country devastated by a history of natural and political disasters, where development problems seem insurmountable, soccer has the potential to bring people together to create simple solutions with big results. Even better, it can be fun!