The impact of worldwide sporting events on children

Thomson Reuters Foundation

‘Thomson Reuters Foundation’ published an article of Terre des hommes Lausanne- in collaboration with Terre des hommes International Federation about the effect worldwide sporting events can have on children. It recalls that the resettlement of whole sections of the population may lead to school dropout among the most vulnerable children, while the large construction projects for stadiums is not coupled with the construction of social services for the local population. In addition, these events increase the risk of sexual exploitation of children. In order to change this, the two organisations launched the project Children Win with the support of Oak Foundation.