Sport sans Frontières marks Peace DayBy Mohammad Jawad Sharifzada Sep 21, 2011 - 17:40
KABUL (PAN): The Sport sans Frontières (SSF) marked the World Peace Day by organising different events in the capital Kabul on Wednesday, an official said.
Featuring up to 70 boys and girls, basketball, taekwondo, tug of war and blindman's buff events took place at the Da Qabal playground in Kabul.
Michaela Le Merdy, the country director of the French-funded SSF, told Pajhwok Afghan News her organisation was training minors and youngsters in team sports.
She said her trainees were learning the sense of cooperation with each other that could help them lead a peaceful life and contribute to their society.
A 12-year-old sixth grader, Suhaila, said: "We have gathered here for playing basketball to mark World Peace Day and promote cooperation with each other."
Playing hide and seek with other children, 12-year-old Nargis said: "I am an avid fan of this sport, but had no proper venue to play it before coming here."
Merdy said her organization, operating in Afghanistan since 2003, was also training schoolteachers on exercises by students, as well as how to eradicate violence against women.
The organisation has trained around 1,000 schoolteachers across the country.