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

Coach: Ha

Ha says about the ChildFund Pass It Back program: “One part I like very much is the leadership skills. I have never trained and learned...

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Player: May

Among the mountains of Nonghet, in northeast Laos, hundreds of families in small villages make their living as farmers. Here, more than...

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Testimonials/endorsements View all

I’ve just returned from Laos where I experienced firsthand the power of rugby in sharing sports, leadership and life skills with children who face challenges many of us here in Australia cannot imagine. It’s great to see so many girls and young women getting involved in the program, which has a strong emphasis on gender equality – over 50 per cent of all players and coaches involved in ChildFund Pass It Back are female, which is amazing.