TAFISA Bulletin 2017



Regional Tafisa Bodies



PASFAF - Pan American Federation of Sport for All
ASFAA - Asian Sport for All Association

Recognised by

Champion of

Supported by

Ball Europe
Commerzbank AG
Deutscher Olympischer Sportbund
Bundesministerium des Inneren
Land Hessen


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To celebrate the International Day for Sport, Development & Peace, the UNOSDP launched the “Let’s Play for Sustainable Development Goals” campaign.  More information about the campaign and what it stands for can be found in the following link.

» Press Release

As part of the celebrations and campaign, Wilfried Lemke, UN Special Advisor to the Secretary General on Sport for Development and Peace, and close friend of TAFISA, has released the following video message:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypJKnwO0Ze8

Once more, IDSDP also includes a poster context for schools, students and youth, and anyone can participate.  The deadline is April 30th, and more information can be found here:

» Poster Context Info Sheet

Many other international, national and local organisations are also celebrating April 6, contributing to the global awareness of the day and what it represents.  Some examples include:

IOC: http://www.olympic.org/news/using-sport-to-foster-peace-and-understanding-on-6-april/248940

Peace & Sport: http://watch.peace-sport.org/opinion/time-for-transformative-actions-as-april-6-is-approaching/

More information on the “Let’s Play for Sustainable Development Goals” campaign and the International Day for Sport for Development and Peace can be found via the following links:


UN Days IDSDP Website


General for IDSDP 2016

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We would like to introduce you to our newest member and our friends at One World Play Project. They are a mission-driven business whose purpose is to champion play in all its forms—anywhere and everywhere.

Meet our New Member: One World Play Project

One World Play Project produces the One World Futbol, the world’s first ultra-durable soccer ball. The One World Futbol never needs a pump, never goes flat—even when punctured multiple times—and survives the harshest conditions and most challenging environments. Many Tafisa network members around the world, including the Ministries of Youth, Sports and Culture in locations such as Kenya and Burundi, are benefitting from these ultra-durable footballs. These Tafisa members can attest to the value of the One World Futbols in helping programs run more efficiently, by removing the expense and hassle of constantly replacing footballs. View the story of impact in: Overcoming Handicap in Burundi to see an example of how a collaboration with One World Play Project and a Tafisa member are using power of play to transform lives.

Meet our New Member: One World Play Project
The One World Futbol in Myanmar - © Kirby Trapolino

The One World Futbol is particularly well suited for use in situations where many of you work—in harsh physical conditions like urban slums and rural areas, such as Haiti (Finding Freedom through Play in Haiti, Myanmar (Breaking Stereotypes in Myanmar), and around the world. Since 2010, One World Play Project—through their sponsors, “Buy & Give” retail model and supporters—has distributed more than 1.6 million One World Futbols in 175+ countries, impacting an estimated 48 million children and youth worldwide.
Over time, each One World Futbol used in a program replaces dozens of standard footballs. No matter the surroundings, a single One World Futbol will last for years, eliminating the need to replace balls and enabling sustainable play for the first time for millions of youth worldwide.

Meet our New Member: One World Play Project
Children playing with the One World Futbol in Tanzania - © Liz Richardson

The team at One World Play Project would be happy to talk to you about the opportunity to scale the reach and impact of your grassroots development and community. They offer sponsorship programs and initiatives and special pricing for quantity (bulk) orders. The One World Futbols are also available for purchase via http://www.oneworldplayproject.com/bulk-purchase/ as well as on major websites including Amazon.com, which One World Play Project is looking to expand in the coming months. To start the conversation, we encourage you to reach their team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The 2016 EU Sport Forum successfully took place on March 9th – 10th in The Hague, Netherlands, which currently holds the Presidency of the European Council. This event was a great opportunity for TAFISA to meet members and stakeholders coming from all corners of Europe, and strengthen its bonds with selected partners.

TAFISA Secretary General Wolfgang Baumann, who has been nominated rapporteur of EU’s High Level Group on Grassroots Sports, gave a status report of the works that are currently undertaken for the EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Tibor Navracsics. 

Wolfgang Baumann reporting for the EU High Level Group on Grassroots Sport (HLG). Background: EU Sport Unit’s Head Yves Le Lostecque, HLG on Grassroots Sports Co-Chairs Sir. Graham Watson and Niels Nygaard, EC’s Deputy Director-General for Education and Culture Jens Nymand Christensen, joined by the Chair and rapporteurs of the EU High Level Group on Sports Diplomacy.

The EU Sport Forum was also a platform for TAFISA to introduce the results of its 2 projects co-funded by the European Commission as TAFISA Manager for Programs and Events Jean-Francois Laurent presented the outputs of project “Recall: Games for the Past – Sports for Today, which aims to reintroduce Traditional Sports and Games into the daily lives of children and youth (all available at www.recallgames.com). He was joined by Dorien Dijk, Senior Consultant at the Netherlands Knowledge Centre for Sport to present the “European Week of Sport Toolbox”. 

TAFISA Manager for Programs and Events Jean-Francois Laurent introducing project “Recall: Games of the Past – Sports for Today”.

This year’s EU Sport Forum focus included the “Integration of migrants and refugees: what answers can European grassroots sport provide?”, the impact of the digital single market on sport, good governance in sport as well as the European Week of Sport, whose 2nd edition will take place from September 10th to October 2nd, 2016.

Plenary session at the EU Sport Forum






TAFISA Regional Centre for Traditional Sports & Games

    Run byShree Hanuman Vyayam Prasarak Mandal, Amravati 444605

Maharashtra – INDIA

May 10 – June 9, 2016

Estd: 2014



      1.     4- weeks special course in Yoga

2.     4- weeks special course in TSG –(Malkhamb- Pole and Rope)

3.     4 – weeks special course in traditional games (Kabaddi and Kho-kho)

·        Lodging & boarding (Vegetarian food)

·        Local conveyance

·        Certification after successfully completing the course.

·        Medium of instructions – English

·        Excursions & trekking

·        Swimming pool facility/ Wi-Fi  access

·        Invitation letter for Visa

       4    Fees:                         Each course -  US $ 1000

       5    Registration on line on or before 15th April 2016.

       6    Payment be transferred to:

               Name  Shree Hanuman Vyayam Prasarak Mandal, Amravati

                          FCRA (Saving Bank A/C No.)  11092409480

                          IFSC Code ...   SBIN  0000311

                          Swift Code:    SBIN IN BB 239

                          MICR ...   444002971

                          Branch Code .. 311          

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Due to its vast reach, unparalleled popularity and foundation of positive values, sport is ideally positioned to contribute towards the United Nations’ objectives for development and peace. To raise awareness of this potential, 6 April was declared as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) by the UN General Assembly. The adoption of this Day signifies the increasing recognition by the United Nations of the positive influence that sport can have on the advancement of human rights, and social and economic development.

In its Resolution (A/RES/67/296) establishing the Day, the General Assembly “invites States, the United Nations system and, in particular, the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace, relevant international organizations, and international, regional and national sport organisations, civil society including, non-governmental organizations and the private sector, and all other relevant stakeholders to cooperate, observe and raise awareness of the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.

Sport has become a world language, a common denominator that breaks down all the walls, all the barriers. It is a worldwide industry whose practices can have widespread impact. Most of all, it is a powerful tool for progress and for development”,
Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General


TAFISA has been in touch the UN and many other organisations in support of the day to share plans and experiences.  TAFISA encourages all members to support the day and share their activities.

More information on the IDSDP can be found at:
UN Days IDSDP Website


General for IDSDP 2016