PeacePlayers – Cyprus is excited to announce they are currently working in collaboration with the Cyprus Community Media Centre (CCMC) in creating an innovative animated video that will promote the capacity of sports as a practical and proven vehicle to create social change. The finished product will become a tool used across our PPI sites as well as by our Technical Assistance team consulting on projects and with organizations worldwide. With the video we seek to empower organizations, expand the field of current practitioners, create a meaningful and powerful tool that coaches and teachers can use while working with youth.
Three months ago The Peace It Together Network, funded through UNDP-ACT and USAID, called for proposals in the launch of The Knowledge and Innovation Fund grants. According to the Peace It Together: “The Knowledge and Innovation fund was developed to offer new perspectives and approaches to peace building. Challenging those seeking to submit proposals to develop innovative ideas towards the promotion of peace and reconciliation and enhance dialogue.”
Drawing upon PeacePlayers International’s global experiences in using sport to bridge divides, PeacePlayers – Cyprus applied for and received full funding for an animated video project. The project will be composed of 5 short chapters that will follow one young girl, growing up within a community afflicted by conflict, and how the power sport helps her overcome it.
Though, we at PPI do not have a lot of experience with animation, we do posses a tremendous amount of institutional knowledge on the power of sport in conflict transformation. We are harnessing this knowledge to collaborate with our creative associates at the CCMC and Ze’deM Media to write scripts, create storyboards, and bring it all to life with animation. The final project should be completed in only 2 months!
For progress updates on PeacePlayers upcoming animation, continue to follow our blog as well as our PeacePlayers – Cyprus Facebook page.