• Coaches Across Continents to be Honored by Prince Albert of Monaco

    After an incredible year highlighted by our innovative partnership working with former Child Soldiers in Uganda, Coaches Across Continents has been selected as one of finalists for the “NGO for Peace of The Year” at the 2011 Peace and Sport Awards to be held Oct. 27 in Monaco!

    awards09_trophySponsored by L’Organisation pour la Paix par le Sport (known as “Peace and Sport”), the Awards

    “reward initiatives and people who have outstandingly contributed to peace and social stability in the world through sport. The winners have implemented projects that are symbolic of what sport can accomplish to create links between divided or opposed communities.”

    The criteria for selection are:

    • The capacity to be innovative in implementing sport for peace
    • Involvement of local stakeholders
    • Emphasis placed on sustainability and transfer of skills
    • Adaptation to the local environment
    • Innovative thinking about what sport represents in the local context
    • Quality of monitoring and evaluation processes in the long term
    • Cooperation with national governmental and/or non-governmental institutions
    • Quantitative and qualitative data reflecting the opinions and aspirations of concerned individuals
    • Contribution made to the public debate on the crucial matter of sport for peace
    • Flexibility and creativity
    Coaches Across Continents was notified last week of the honor.

    Dear Mr. Gates,

    … We are honored to officially announce that you have been selected as one of our three nominees for the ‘Non-Governmental Organization for Peace of the Year’ prize.

    … the winner will be announced during the Peace and Sport Awards Ceremony that will take place on Thursday, 27 October in the ‘Chapiteau de Fontvielle’ under the High Presidency of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco.

    To learn more about Peace and Sport and the awards go to  the Peace and Sport website.  Be sure to click on “Non Government Organization for Peace of the Year to see Coaches Across Continents Featured among the nominees!


  1. Judith says: October 8, 2011 at 12:07 amReply

    Congratulations to all the coaches who worked so hard on this worthwhile programme – and good wishes to all of the former child soldiers who are using their newly acquired skills from CaC to help them create a better future. Judith