Publication Date

2014

Degree Name

MA in Intercultural Service, Leadership, and Management

Abstract

This paper describes and analyzes a soccer tournament for Ugandan and refugee youth based on the principles and practices of football3, an established methodology for using soccer as a means of dialogue and resolution of conflict across differences. The goal of this tournament to was build relationships between Ugandan and refugee youth at Soccer Without Borders Uganda. This tournament was held in 2013 in Kampala under the auspices of Soccer Without Borders Uganda and involved training of staff. The implementation of football3 demonstrated that this methodology could have a positive impact on uniting refugee and Ugandan youth while providing participants with valuable learnings regarding relationship-building through youth empowerment.

Disciplines

African Studies | Civic and Community Engagement | Demography, Population, and Ecology | Family, Life Course, and Society | Inequality and Stratification | Leadership Studies | Peace and Conflict Studies | Social and Cultural Anthropology | Social Psychology and Interaction