The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented disruption and trauma at all levels of society. The Sport for Development sector has been heavily impacted by an inability to deliver activities through face-to-face contact with communities also highlighting their concerns about the health and safety risks for children participating in team sports.  

At the same time, evidence shows that children feel increasingly isolated. Many young people have lost access to their peer support networks and hold concerns about their own health and wellbeing. There is an increased risk of children experiencing violence at home. 

This short webinar will reflect on ChildFund’s experience during the COVID-19 pandemic, drawing on case studies from the Pass It Back program in Laos, Vietnam and the Philippines, and will consider how Sport for Development should play a critical role in projects supporting community recovery activities across the world. 

Who is this event for?

This webinar is for anyone interested in learning how ChildFund’s Sport for Development work has adapted to the COVID-19 crisis, specifically in relation to the Pass It Back program. This is an integrated tag rugby and life skills curriculum that has delivered more than 30,000 sessions across the Asia-Pacific region through a network of community-based coaches. Over 50% of all participants and coaches are female.


The webinar will be facilitated on Zoom, so please ensure you have downloaded the latest version to your computer or mobile device.  Both the video and chat functions will be utilised across the webinar.


The webinar will run for 45 minutes and will be available at two times:


To attend the event, please register your interest here. Attendees are welcome to join either time option.

Registration would be closed 12 hours before the first session starts.