Cross Cultures - investing in children and youth
Cross Cultures (CCPA) is a politically independent, non-profit organisation that exists for the purpose of promoting peaceful coexistence and social cohesion between people of different cultures and backgrounds.
Cross Cultures has long term experience in implementing social programs in conflict sensitive communities that promote PEACE EDUCTATION, CHILD PROTECTION, SOCIAL INTEGRATION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.
Since 1998 our activities have reached out to more than 950,000 children, 52,000 parents and 79,000 local volunteers from conflict sensitive communities and we have educated over 36,000 local coaches in our specific community-based and child-centered approach.
Currently, Cross Cultures is active in the following countries
- The Balkans: FYR Macedonia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro
- Trans Caucasus: Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan
- Central and Eastern Europe: Moldova, Ukraine
- The Middle East: Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Tunisia
- Central Asia: Afghanistan, Bhutan, Tajikistan
We bring people to work and inter-act together
Cross Cultures is especially known for the OPEN FUN FOOTBLL SCHOOL program, which is a humanitarian program we use as an instrument to provide ACCESS to conflict sensitive communities and to MOBILISE young people of both genders on a voluntary basis with the purpose to bring people of different cultures and backgrounds to work and inter-act together.
Following the Open Fun Football School implementation we further TRAIN and BUILD CAPACITY of the local volunteers, and we encourage SELF-ORGANISATION and CLUB-FORMATION with the intended effect of making the volunteers capable of engaging themselves in various community processes and contributing to the rebuilding of social systems and institutions.