Mine Vaganti NGO works with the Norwegian Foundation The Global Network for Rights and Development (GNRD)
On July, tuesday 28th, MVNGO will implemented the project granted by the Foundation, “I Have The Right to Play”.
The Global Network for Rights and Development (GNRD) is an international non-governmental organization established in June 2008 with the aim to enhance and support both human rights and development by adopting new strategies and policies for real and lasting change.
GNRD has established the project “I Have a Right to Play” (GNRD-RTP) to utilize the powerful tool of sport as a human right instrument. With this project GNRD aims to shed a light on children’s unequal rights to play in a safe environment and focuses on supporting the most vulnerable groups of children worldwide, by advocating and raising public awareness about their poor social and economic conditions.
One of the first projects of Global Network for Rights and Development (GNARD) in Italy was implemented in the second larges city of Sardinia Sassari in cooperation with Mine Vaganti NGO.
Event with a name “I Have a Right to Play“ took place in Centro Giovani Santa Caterina, which is open for kids and youngsters from the city with a fewer opportunities and economicaly poorer conditions in order to support their interests and increase their capacity to effectively participate in society.
One of the main goal of the GNARD is to promote human rights through sport.
During the event participants had a chance to play football for their rights. Every of the participant had their own role and condition which allowed or do not allowed him to play the game for a short time. This role acting help them to imagine, what kind of barriers would not allow them to play the game in their lifes if they suffer from one of the conditions.
Most of the kids and youngsters who regularly visit Centro Giovani Santa Caterina do not have access to many sport facilities. They are in the age of developing the relevant skills which can be determinating their future career. Because of that critical point of their age every event which support them being active and to be aware of their rights is beneficial for them.
The young participants, aged between 10-17 years, took part in fun activities under the slogan “Let’s Win our Rights” in the company of local officials and teachers.
Except of the skills usually gaining through the game as teamwork, respect, self-confidence, fairplay and solidarity, participants additionaly expanded the horizonts of their rights.
During the event supported by GNARD, they could enjoy the game in the center of the Sassari with the support of the audience , proffesionals and after the briefing and discussion awards and gratulations.
Roberto Solinas, President of MVNGO on behalf of the cooperating team and participants is thankful GNARD for creating and supporting event „I Have a Right to Play“ for the young generation of Sassari.