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Football For Peace Indonesia 2019

Using football as an instrument of peace and encouraging people hand in hand promoting peace as the agent of change

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What problem does the idea help to solve and how does your solution work? (2,000 characters maximum)

Geography of focus (500 characters)

We're focusing on the local community, which located all around Indonesia. From Aceh to Papua, we're instilling the idea of making peace through football. Every each of them should implementing the idea of peacemaker by the time they're playing on the field. So we don't really have specific region to focused on.

Building Bridges: What bridge does your idea build between people on the move and neighbors towards a shared future of stability and promise? (500 characters)

With football we created peace around Indonesia. You can never separate football from Indonesian people, because it's everywhere! Everyone's playing it like there's no tomorrow. That's why we believe that many participants are going to involve in our campaign

What human need is your idea solving for? (1,000 characters)

People need peace. There's no way you live in a such prosper country and yet you feel so insecure about your basic needs every day. The idea of peace could be implemented anywhere near the daily basis of life, e.g. peace of mind, where people are free from hatred and prejudice from their surroundings. Another example would be peace at their homesoil, they're feeling secure being the citizens of Indonesia. In several of Indonesian basic principles, the right of security and having their life peaceful everyday are stated. If people feel secure and living in a peace and harmony, they will distribute their positive energy into the positive form of achievements. That's what we're trying to do, to make Indonesia to be such nice place to live

What will be different within the community of focus as a result of implementing your idea? (1,000 characters)

By doing sports, Uni Papua teach children to distribute their energy into the positive form of activities. Say that their friends called for doing such violence acts together, children can measure themselves and reject the call because they actually have more important training to attend rather than making some turmoil on the street Also in the last point, the principal's made to reach the social justice for all Indonesian people. So we need to remind them constantly about the definition of justice; how to respect other people, and how to treat them equally according the human rights.

What is the inspiration behind your idea? (1,000 characters)

5.1 End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere – to give them equal chances to play on the field and make their parents proud 5.3 Eliminate all harmful practices such as child early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation – in Indonesia, one achievement in sports can lead you into another. Some of the public secondary school even offered the scholarship to those who performs well in the sports subjects. By all means, children can continue their school without worrying about how to pay for the tuition, and can also continue their journey to college if they consistently strive for the fulfillment in football 16.1 Significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere – by doing sports, Uni Papua teach children to distribute their energy into the positive form of activities. Say that their friends called for doing such violence acts together, children can measure themselves and reject the call

Describe the dynamics of the community in which the idea is to be implemented. (1,000 characters)

Based on the video above you may see that Uni Papua's consist of big communities that already sustain since 2013. We have coaches and experts placed in every each of community who's responsible to handle the kids from all over Indonesia

How does your idea leverage and empower community strengths and assets to help create an environment for success? (1,000 characters)

Since our main objections are raising the awareness on how football could be such media for promoting peace, we've been working on some festivals since 2017 to promote the Football For Peace Indonesia movement to the foreign people, local governments, and fellow communities outside Uni Papua FC. Expected output would be the achievements of peaceful feelings from the participants whenever they kick a ball on the field. The measurements will be held with monitoring/reporting stage which will be carried out periodically, as well as a visit to targeted communities, and are going be done by the team. Data and information from the report will be analysed and evaluated. Documentation will always provided until the final assessment of existing activities, that can be seen on Uni Papua FC's YouTube and Instagram account

What other partners or stakeholders will work alongside you in implementing the idea, if any? (1,000 characters)

1. Uni Papua FC usually collaborate with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Republic Indonesia and the Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs of The Republic Indonesia for our projects. Those two ministries played significant role as the advisory board for our activities 2. Uni Papua will do the joined partnership with Indonesia federation representative for West Java province. We need their referees and technical assistant in order to held the game on the field. So we’re trying to collaborate with them in advance 3, Uni Papua have previously do the join project with the Coaches Across Continents for all teaching materials and the Child Protection policy that used by the organisations until now. So we probably going to ask for their help again this time to elaborate the materials for the holiday camp for the girls

What part of the displacement journey is your solution addressing

  • Other

Tell us how you'd describe the type of innovation you are proposing

  • Service: A new or enhanced service that creates value for end beneficiaries

Idea Proposal Stage

  • Majority Adoption: We have expanded the pilot significantly and the program product or service has been adopted by the majority of our intended user base (i.e. 50% to 83% of the target population or 50,000 to 1,000,000 users).

Group or Organization Name

Uni Papua Football Community / Komunitas Sepakbola Uni Papua

Tell us more about your group or organization [or lived experience as a displaced person?] (1000 characters)

Started in November 2013, Uni Papua Football Community/Uni Papua FC begin the journey as a NGOs that use football as a tool to develop our own community. Our three key objectives are – 1). To build the character of young indigenous Papuan boys; 2). To promote traditional human values such as helping each other, polite behaviour, tolerance, respect others; and 3). To embed Indonesia’s national motto of Pancasila “Unity in Diversity. Uni Papua’s first project was trying to alleviate the plight of Papuan People through football with the upside downs to overcome the obstacles, because according to the AC Nielsen research, there are 77% of Indonesian who loves football. So we’re thinking about using football as the media to reach children aged 6 – 21 years old to protect themselves from bad omen surroundings, such as drugs abused, alcohol addiction, promiscuity, and poverty. In addition, playing football can also disseminate the sense of peace and conflict resolutions

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Type of submitter

  • We are a registered Non-Profit Organization

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Organization Headquarters: City / State

West Jakarta


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