Sport for Mental Health and Social Cohesion programme sees success over six months

Last week marked the end of the Sport for Mental Health and Social Cohesion project, the result of a unique collaborative effort by FIFA, the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), work on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).


The aim of this initiative, which ran for six months in 13 countries across the globe, was to make use of the values and benefits of sport to tackle the negative social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, which, in addition to causing millions of deaths worldwide and creating severe health and economic problems, has damaged social cohesion and given rise to significant mental health issues.