Fall 2013 – UConn Wins U.S. Dept. of State Grant for Sports Exchange Program with South Africa

Steve Muhlberg '10 (CANR) paints stripes on the field at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium on Oct. 11, 2013. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

UConn Wins U.S. Dept. of State Grant for Sports Exchange Program with South Africa | 10/02/2013

UConn Press Release

For the second year in a row, the University of Connecticut has been awarded $225,000 for an International Sports Programming Initiative exchange grant by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Sports United Division.

The grant will fund the Sports for Social Change two-way exchange program, aimed at promoting collaboration, knowledge sharing and mutual understanding between the U.S. and South Africa. The program increases the professional capacity of individuals who design and manage community or school youth sport programs that function as tools for fostering positive social change.

The University of Connecticut’s Global Training and Development Institute (GTDI), located in the UConn Office of Global Affairs, developed and piloted the Sports for Social Change program in Hong Kong in 2012. The success of the pilot program led to the development of a similar program for South Africa. Read the International Sports Program with South Africa