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Learning how to make peace on purpose

Learning how to make peace on purpose

Published: August 20, 2012
two young men on the basketball court

Students playing around as they wait for the organized sports activities to begin

Photo: AFSC / Danika Jeanton

The universal language of soccer is spoken in the Croix des Bouquets community near Port au Prince, Haiti, home to some 70,000 people still displaced by the devastating 2010 earthquake.

As happens around the world, youth here learn lessons of fair play and peaceful resolution of conflict as they call sides, take turns, guard goals--not on sparkling new fields as in London, but on the hard packed earth of San Charles Borromee School, our local partner.

Visit HuffPost Impact to read the rest of this blog post by AFSC's Jorge Laffitteand and Ivan Monzon: In Haiti, a Soccer Ball Stands for Hope