President of the T&T Sambo and Combat Sambo Federation Jason Fraser is determined to promote peace in sports.
His decision comes on the same the world celebrates the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace Tuesday. Fraser who is also Vice President of the Commonwealth Sambo Association, in a message to the local, regional and international public said peace is a positive step in the right direction for the love of humanity and for equality through the eyes of Sports for all.
The local sambo boss said: "This is a great idea for Peace and Sports to take a collaborative effort by including all sporting organisations, athletes coaches, and administrators as a vehicle to spread peace in sports. This will ensure that our voices are heard as we continue to build our nation by teaching to love one another, as sport promotes peace and bring people together from different countries around the world."
He believes that sports break down language barriers and creates a holistic environment of friendship and foster strong relationships for a lifetime. "It also brings happiness and peace. Sport is a powerful pathway to uniting the world. The Peace and Sport Methodology uses sport to promote positive values such as self-esteem, dialogue and respect, to encourage beneficiaries and to team up with others. It aims to share positive values through Sport Simple Solutions, meaning that even the equipment and playing areas can be adapted according to the social and economic environment."
According to Fraser: "This methodology, previously entitled “Sport Simple Solutions” has been destined for the general public but made for peace-through-sport various educational content, presented by each #white card.
Behind each WhiteCard, there is a story. A story where sport fosters reconciliation and coexistence within and between communities. A story where sport contributes to building more inclusive societies and combats all forms of discrimination. A story where sport contributes to fighting against gender stereotypes and gender-based violence."
"On this occasion, we the T&T Sambo and Combat Sambo Federation declared Peace in Sports in our beautiful country and the Caribbean islands by extension the world. Today (Tuesday) more than ever sport can inspire, give courage and hope as it is a powerful tool to reinforce fraternity and cooperation. In the present Pandemic coronavirus crisis, let us continue to respect life and show appreciation for each other even through Sports we can strengthen our communities."