Two activists from the Korean Sharing Movement (KSM) participated in the international training camp at the University of Brighton in England. This is the account of the experiences of Doo Ri Yang and Keun Young Jang. The original, Korean version can be found on the KSM website click here.
“You might be thinking, ‘Why the UK? Just to play football?’. To introduce you briefly – F4P is a program initiated in 2001 to allow Jewish and Arab children in Israel to better understand each other and resolve conflicts through football. Our group, KSM, drew inspiration from this and have also been running a program called ‘Children’s Football and Peace Class’. Through this, children are able to learn about trust, respect, responsibility, justice and engagement, which, in turn, allows us to seek for peace between South and North Korea.
The second F4P Korea Training Camp at Seoul National University Korea, took place between 22 and 25 July in partnership with Korean Sharing Movement (KSM).
In August 2015, a group of ten students, staff and alumni travelled to Seoul, Republic of Korea to run a Football 4 Peace (F4P) training camp at Seoul National University. The event was to train staff and students from the Physical Education Department and at the Institute of Peace and Reunification Studies in how to teach values and life skills through sport and physical activity.
Recognition for Football for Peace in Korea
Dan Gudgeon, the Head Coach at Football for Peace (F4P) and Project Manager with the Sport Operation Team at the PyeongChang Organising Committee Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, received an appreciation plaque at a recent fundraising event hosted by the Korean Sharing Movement (KSM) in Seoul.