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.
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
We bring people to work and inter-act together
Cross Cultures is using the power of fun football to provide access to conflict sensitive communities, mobilize young volunteers with the purpose to promote peace building and reconciliation.
Our approach to conflict sensitive communities is on bringing children together around fun football activities and in that way involve the local communities in the activities, furthering cohesion and peace. We are always building on local people and our work is based on the principles of voluntarism and self-organization to anchor our activities in the local context and facilitate sustainability.
Related NGO activities include: self-organization, resilience & livelihood; active citizenship & grassroots democracy; juvenile crime prevention & anti-radicalization; refugee & IDP integration, non-discrimination & gender equality; peace education; child protection and live skill training.