Supporting Children through Sport and Play
Goldman Sachs Gives has provided two charities £3 million in funding which will help transform the lives of thousands of young people from London to the developing world, through the power of sport and play.
“Sport has the power to inspire, educate and unite children of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. By sponsoring charitable programmes run by Right To Play and Greenhouse, Goldman Sachs Gives will help future leaders fulfill their potential in London and across the developing world.”
- Mo Farah, Right To Play Athlete Ambassador, 5,000m European and World Champion.
Greenhouse Sports and Right To Play target disadvantaged children who are excluded from society or who suffer discrimination with the aim of improving their lives through sport, proven to be an effective tool for physical, psychological and social development. The funding received through Goldman Sachs Gives has enabled long-term coaching programmes to be set up to help these children and their communities.
Greenhouse Sports delivers full-time sports programmes across 48 secondary and special schools, across London. Goldman Sachs Gives supports 12 of these programmes and has helped them provide almost 200,000 hours of high quality sport training and mentoring to deserving young people across London. Table tennis, volleyball, basketball, judo and athletics programmes are provided along with personal coaching and mentoring to improve the self-confidence, health and engagement with their education and their community. To learn more about Greenhouse Sports click here.
Right To Play has expanded existing programmes which focus on youth empowerment and gender inclusion, using the power of sport to enhance the futures of children and young people. Funding from Goldman Sachs Gives has helped create leadership opportunities for young people in East and Southern Africa, and empower young women and girls through sport and play in the Middle East. To learn more about Right To Play click here.