Changing children’s lives through sport

Pass It Back: World Rugby and ChildFund changing lives

We believe in the power of sport to change children’s lives. ChildFund Pass It Back is an innovative and award-winning sport for development program led by ChildFund in partnership with World Rugby and Asia Rugby. Simon Whyte, chair of ChildFund Alliance, says: “ChildFund Pass It Back helps young people to develop the skills they need to keep safe in a rapidly changing environment, and supports global efforts to end all forms of violence against children.”

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Press Release

10 April, 2020 - Cricket for Good with ChildFund Celebrating International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

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18 February, 2020 - ChildFund and Oceania Rugby announce new partnership to keep children safe in sport

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24 October, 2019 - Children from across Asia-Pacific region to celebrate rugby’s spirit and values in Japan

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Videos

How ChildFund Pass It Back works (English)


Case studies from the program View all

Player: Kim Chi

Kim Chi is a young girl from northern Vietnam. She plays for a team called Tomatoes, and rugby is her chosen sport.

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Coach: Truong

Truong is a 25-year-old coach from Kim Boi District. He graduated with a degree in mathematics from Northwestern University of Education....

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This is an exciting opportunity. We believe every child should have the right to play, which is why ChildFund’s Pass It Back program was originally established for children in rural and remote communities of Laos and Vietnam. These are children who face significant challenges around poverty and inequality. Well-designed sport for development programs are a proven way to achieve positive social outcomes, such as building resilience, youth leadership and gender equity. ChildFund Pass It Back helps young people to develop the skills they need to keep themselves safe in what is a rapidly changing environment, and support global efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 16.2 - to end all forms of violence against children.