A project managed by the International Olympafrica Foundation
Un projet soutenu par l'ACNOA
The Olympafrica programme was conceived by former International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Juan Antonio Samaranch to promote the social values of the Olympic Movement in Africa.
It is run by the International Olympafrica Foundation under the auspices of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA).
The Foundation seeks to improve the living conditions of the most disadvantaged through the funding of activities organised around four key areas: sport (development of facilities, programmes and organisation of tournaments); culture (youth centres, libraries); education (training workshops, awarding of scholarships); and socio-economic initiatives (health posts, supporting local communities in the implementation of their handicrafts, market gardening and other projects).
- Develop a network of centres to disseminate Olympic values such as peace and fraternity
- Contribute to giving (new) hope to disadvantaged and at-risk young people by giving them the opportunity to participate in self-managed, non-formal education programmes
- Use sport’s popular impact to motivate participants and offer them integrated development activities
- Construction of multipurpose sports centres combining sport, culture, education and socio-economic aspects
- IAAF Programme for 13–15-year-olds: athletics competitions for children, held over 24 days and involving more than 7,200 participants. Funded by World Athletics, formerly the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)
- FutbolNet Programme: created by the FC Barcelona Foundation, mixed football sessions for boys and girls to play together on the same pitch. Funded by the FC Barcelona Foundation and the IOC and provided in all of the Olympafrica network’s centres
- OPSV Programme: sports programmes held during the school holidays
- Specific programmes: support and backing for local communities to carry out socio-economic activities close to Olympafrica centres
Watch a video about the International Olympafrica Foundation’s activities
- More than 40 Olympafrica centres operating in 35 African countries, promoting access to sport for all
- Some 5,000 young people taking part in the IAAF programme every year
- Girls and boys playing together in the different programmes
- Development of sports for persons with disabilities
- Development of the local economy by supporting socio-economic projects in areas near sports centres
- Cost of building a centre: $180,000, on average
- Construction of centres (on the initiative of African National Olympic Committees) and carrying out programmes supported by the International Olympafrica Foundation and its partners (including the IOC, ANOCA, World Athletics, FC Barcelona Foundation and the Conference of Youth and Sports Ministers of French-speaking Countries, known as CONFEJES)
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