GAME makes the Top 500 NGO list

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Congratulations to the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), which has just been named the world’s third best NGO. Global Geneva’s exclusive Top 500 list of the world’s NGOs has just been published and GAME has made the list for the fist time as the second best Danish NGO located on a 261st place.

The candidates were selected from 1,800 NGOs, including a number of the world’s largest and most respected organizations worldwide. Other Danish NGOs counts DanWatch (#307), IRCT (#309) and KVINFO (#410).

The fact that GAME is now among the world’s top 500 NGOs is due to the hard work, which the many volunteers and staff members have put in over the years. Day in and day out they have used their smarts to develop innovative approaches to lasting social change through youth-led street sports and culture. Without them, it would never have been possible.

The full list of the world’s top 500 non-governmental organizations is available here (requires payment).

Video

If society has only one wing …

GAM3 Lebanon is currently educating a group of young people to become street level social entrepreneurs. United around the passion for basketball the so called PlayMakers bring sports and socializing to street corners, where the segregated society would otherwise keep them from meeting.

In the video the tension and need for integrating is clearly expressed in the quote “If we want to live in our society we have to integrate. If society has only one wing it is not going to make it”.

The PlayMakers are being educated as part of the KVINFO supported program “Gender Equality Makers”. On this program GAM3 Denmark, GAM3 Lebanon, and the women’s rights organization KAFA has teamed up, to get more girls into sports through the use of street sports activities, seminars, and advocacy.