Develop community leadership that will ensure sustainable, cascading growth within the country.
Empower and educate girls.
"Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than government in breaking down racial barriers. It laughs in the face of all types of discrimination." -Nelson Mandela
SPLASH is a sports-based charity program of the American Association for Cancer Support that uses the power of athletic/life-skills programs in international projects to raise cancer awareness and to improve the lives of children globally.
Using the power of sports to raise cancer awareness and to create indelible changes to the present and future lives of vulnerable children and youth worldwide!
While HIV/AIDs is predominately targeted in sport for development organizations, find out why SPLASH focuses on raising Cancer Awareness
Provide sports-based programs that foster personal, academic, and holistic development, enabling youth to build critical life-skills.
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) which include over 200 types of cancer, are the leading cause of death worldwide, and on every continent except Africa (although NCDs are projected to exceed all other deaths in Africa, including HIV/AIDS, by 2030). However, less than 3% of global public health funding goes towards preventing NCDs. In other words, for every cancer death, $3 per year is donated, versus $1,030 per year for every AIDS-related death. 80% of NCDs occur in developing countries, making impoverished communities the most at risk. SPLASH invariably eliminates risk factors associated with NCDs through sports programs and incorporates cancer awareness life-skills sessions and games aimed to teach how healthy lifestyles can help prevent the onset of cancer.
Raise cancer awareness and use sports to promote healthy lifestyles in an effort to help prevent the onset of diseases.