British Council

International Inspiration uses the power of sport to enrich the lives of millions of children and young people of all abilities in schools and communities across the world, particularly in developing countries, through the power of high quality and inclusive physical education, sport and play.

About this programme

International Inspiration (II) is the official legacy programme for London 2012 Olympics, which objective is to inspire 12 million children in 20 countries to choose and participate in sports and play to enhance their quality of life. The programme is as a result of global partnership between British Council, UNICEF and UK Sport, also endorsed by London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOGOC).

International Inspiration in Indonesia

The British Council has worked together with UNICEF and various local partners that include the Ministry of Social Affairs, the Ministry of Youth & Sports, Local Education Authorities in provincial level and other non-governmental organisations.

The programme started in 2010, focussing on inclusive physical education and behaviour change through the use of sport and play. The programme also resulted in school partnerships and programmes between Indonesia and the UK around the theme of Sport and Youth. Some of these programmes included:

  • advocacy work to influence policy change to be more supportive to Physical Education for all
  • school links between Indonesia and Wales
  • capacity building for teachers and social workers
  • youth leadership development through Young Sport Leaders (YSL) for children aged 12-15
  • pilot activities of using sport and play for behaviour change purposes among street children.

Global impact

The UK is also involved in International Inspiration, with 287 schools in the UK linked with 307 schools in the participating countries. These partnerships focus on joint projects that address priorities in the schools using PE, sport and play as the focus. The school partnerships are managed by the British Council.

Having achieved its vision of reaching 12 million children and young people in 20 countries International Inspiration will now focus on ensuring the programme is sustainable, leaving a lasting legacy in these countries after the final year of the programme in 2014.

International Inspiration is changing the lives of young people in 20 countries: Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, Egypt, Ghana, Jordan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Palau, Pakistan, South Africa, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda and Zambia.

Impact in Indonesia

  • 29 policy makers engaged and 4 policy changes/influences.   
  • Total of 3,123 teachers, practitioners and young leaders trained.
  • A pool of 25 Master Trainers in West Jakarta, Subang, Pasuruan, Bone, Papua, and Papua Barat are serving as Indonesian in-country technical persons for PE and sports.
  • 10 secondary schools and 10 primary schools in 3 regions are linked to 10 secondary schools and 10 primary schools in Wales, UK.

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