Development through sport
International Inspiration is the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games international sport legacy programme.
Launched in 2007, International Inspiration aims to enrich the lives of 12 million children of all abilities in schools and communities in 20 countries through the power of high quality and inclusive physical education, sport and play.
The British Council, along with UK Sport and UNICEF, works with local partners to deliver the programme across 20 countries, including the United Kingdom. In sub-Saharan Africa, International Inspiration has been working in schools and communities in Mozambique, Zambia, South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, Ethiopia and Tanzania.
How did it work?
The programme operated at three different levels of intervention:
- policy-makers such as governments and sports bodies
- practitioners and delivery infrastructure such as schools, sports clubs and coaches
- participants such as children and young people.
A celebration of Success
On May 9 2014 programme partners British Council, Unicef and UK Sport officially handed over International Inspiration Ugnda to the Ministry of Education at Soroti Main Sports Grounds. Over 200 children took part in field events that day, displaying the skills they had learnt over the past three years.
The Minister of Sports and Education Honourable Jessica Alupo was joined by British Council Director of Uganda, Peter Brown and Head of International Development UK Sport, Robert Morini and UNICEF Education Specialist, Emmie Pakkala. Watch the news report of the event.