OA's Project Ecuador

Opportunitas Aequa's first project is the collection of new and used soccer equipment to be transported and distributed to the rural province of Chimborazo in Ecuador. The goal of Project Ecuador is to deliver 1000 soccer balls, and 1000 pairs of soccer cleats to some of the most impoverished children in Ecuador.

Location: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada


"Sport is the best school of life."

OA had an exciting day on Friday November 10th, as Andrew Pike and Duncan Penn (pictured) attended a lecture by the UN Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace, Mr. Adolf Ogi.

Mr. Ogi spoke on using sport as a means to promote education, health, development and peace. He emphasized that if sport is accepted as something of value, then it can be the bridge for peace throughout the world.

After the lecture Duncan and Andrew were able to speak with Mr. Ogi regarding Project Ecuador. It was very inspiring to hear Mr. Ogi tell us what a difference our project can make. He said that if you ever want to help a child, you need to begin by playing with them. Mr. Ogi told us, "You are doing an amazing thing." Inspiring to say the least.

For more information on the UN's role in using sport as a tool for development and peace visit their website at www.un.org.


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