EVENT DATE: Jun 04, 2011
In June of 2011, Peace Generation Indonesia will recruit 20 athletes from the USA, Colombia, Papua, Banjarmasin, Gorontalo, Aceh and Java to promote tolerance and support Peace Generation’s program of breaking down walls of prejudice and intolerance. After 5 days of training together in Bandung led by Football Plus, PG will form 2 teams of PG United Futbal Club. These two teams will compete in tournaments and games in Bandung, Garut, Ciamis and Pangandaran, West Java, Indonesia that will be co-sponsored by partner organizations Muhammadyah Youth and the SPORA water sports foundation.
Relationships built between the 20 diverse PG United teammates and the 240 competing players will demonstrate that differences don’t need to separate. Presentations to 100’s of students and spectators, as well as thousands through media coverage, will help unite young people and build a new generation of peace in Indonesia. This exiting program will kick radicalism and violence and score the goals of tolerance and peace.
The International Guild of Visual Peacemakers has agreed to send representatives to video the entire 2 week program and create an inspirational documentary to take the message of peace to thousands inside and outside Indonesia.