Changing children’s lives through sport

by Diana Quick / Rugby

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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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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COUPE DU MONDE DE RUGBY 2019 : World Rugby s’engage aux côtés de ChildFund ‘Pass it back’ pour améliorer la vie de 20 000 enfants en Asie grâce au sport

by Diana Quick / Public Statement

A l’occasion de la 1ère coupe du Monde de Rugby en Asie qui se tiendra au Japon en 2019, World Rugby et le réseau ChildFund auquel appartient Un Enfant par la Main officialisent leur partenariat pour améliorer la vie des enfants grâce à la pratique du rugby.

En s’associant au réseau ChildFund et grâce aux fonds collectés lors de la Coupe du monde de Rubgy 2019, World Rugby permettra de soutenir le programme ChildFund ‘Pass It Back‘ au Laos, au Vietnam et aux Philippines et d’étendre son action à d'autres pays en développement en Asie. Les fonds vont également bénéficier aux enfants des zones sinistrées au Japon. A travers ce programme, 20 000 enfants des communautés défavorisés vont être soutenus.

Giving female rugby players from Asia’s poorest communities a once in a lifetime opportunity

by ChildFund Ireland / Public Statement

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BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND and SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, 8 JUNE 2017: Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 is set to inspire young girls in Asian communities as the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU), World Rugby, and ‘ChildFund Pass It Back’ bring girls from across the world’s most populous continent to Ireland to take part in an international rugby competition.

Rugby World Cup 2019 Trophy Tour a Big Hit in Philippines

by Diana Quick / Member Spotlight

The seventh leg of the Rugby World Cup 2019 Trophy Tour spent four days in the Philippines.

... the last event of the tour was a rugby clinic for 100 children at the Concepcion Elementary School in Marikina City. The activity was delivered by Rugby World Cup 2019 Worldwide Partner DHL in collaboration with the Philippine Rugby Football Union, Davao Durian Rugby Club and ChildFund, through their Pass it Back programme. The children enjoyed rugby-based sessions as well as learning important life skills centred around key rugby values of passion, solidarity, integrity, respect and discipline.

Team Tomatoes: Playing Rugby and Learning Essential Life Skills

by ChildFund / Member Spotlight

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

But joining team Tomatoes wasn’t easy. First, Kim Chi had to get her parents’ approval: “They told me that I should stay home and help them with housework; that there is no use for a girl to play tag rugby, and that I should spend my free time doing my homework. They also thought I should not play sport because I got sick quite often.”

World Rugby and ChildFund ‘Pass It Back’ to Change Children’s Lives Through Sport

by Diana Quick / Member Spotlight

New York, NY, 4 September 2018 -- World Rugby and ChildFund have today launched a major international partnership to change children’s lives through the transformative power of sport, as part of Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan.

“We awarded the tournament to Japan because we knew that it could be a powerful game-changer for sporting and social change in Asia," said World Rugby Chief Executive Officer Brett Gosper. "As a transformational rugby for good program, ChildFund Pass It Back is the perfect embodiment of that objective and we are excited about the impact rugby can have for thousands of children within the world’s most populous and youthful continent.

“Rugby is a sport of character-building values and we have witnessed the solidarity of the rugby community in rallying behind Kamaishiand I am sure that fans purchasing tickets for Asia’s first Rugby World Cup will be generous in supporting rugby programs that will make a real and lasting difference to thousands of disadvantaged children.”

World Rugby y ChildFund hacen un “pase” para cambiar la vida de niños y niñas a través del deporte

by Diana Quick / Public Statement

Mañana, World Rugby y ChildFund iniciarán una importante colaboración internacional para cambiar la vida de niños y niñas mediante el poder transformador del deporte, con motivo de la Copa Mundial de Rugby 2019 en Japón.

En palabras del CEO de World Rugby, Brett Gosper, “Japón fue elegido para la celebración del torneo porque sabíamos que podía ser un poderoso factor de cambio para el deporte y de cambio social en Asia. Como programa de rugby transformador y saludable, ChildFund Pass It Back es la encarnación perfecta en este sentido y estamos entusiasmados ante el impacto que el rugby pueda tener para miles de niños y niñas en el continente más poblado y joven del mundo.