Topic 2: Using sport as a way to change lives in Ireland

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Sport Against Racism Ireland was founded in 1997 as a not-for-profit organisation with charitable status, dedicated to positive integration and social inclusion through sport.

SARI uses the power of sport to challenge discrimination, promote cultural integration and drive social inclusion throughout Ireland. Working with schools, Direct Provision Centres, refugee and local communities SARI delivers anti-discrimination educational workshops, intercultural sporting events and a Young Leaders youth development and employability programme collectively creating opportunities for all.

SARI’s annual programme includes:

  • Creating opportunities for young people to participate in employability, social integration and cultural awareness projects at home and abroad
  • Supporting the integration of immigrants into Irish society and sharing the traditions of Irish values and culture
  • Promoting intercultural dialogue and celebrating cultural diversity through educational programmes

SARI’s aim is to develop and deliver practical engagement opportunities for Ireland’s new and established migrant and diverse ethnic communities providing a pathway for personal development, participation in sport/sporting organisations, while generating a culture of inclusiveness and respect for diversity.


Ken Mc Cue

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