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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.

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“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 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 will enable long term coaching programmes to be set up to help these children and their communities.

Greenhouse will deliver full time sports programmes across 15 secondary and special schools, focused in the East London area. The funding will help provide 1,950 disadvantaged children, an average of 180 hours of coaching per year for three years. Table tennis, volleyball, basketball, judo and athletics programmes will be 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 click here

Right To Play will expand 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 will help 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. The goal is to provide 90 hours of coaching per year to 20,000 children. To learn more about Right To Play click here.