An all-girls football team of Christ The King International School has won the 3rd Modern Times Group – United for Peace Tournament, after beating five other schools last Friday, July 27. The win means Christ The King International School has qualified and will represent Ghana in Norway from October 11 to 14, this year, to compete with about 14 other teams from across the world.
The United for Peace Tournament is an annual event organised by Modern Times Group AB (MTG), the mother company of Viasat 1 Ghana, to teach children of age 12-14 about peace and conflict resolution. This is done in line with Viasat 1’s corporate social responsibility.
Five teams, made up of 45 children between 12 and 14 years and 10 coaches competed in the tournament this year; Christ The King International School, Mother Care School, SOS Hermann Gmeiner, Ridge Church School and Alsyd Academy who also hosted the event.
After keenly-contested rounds of games between the five teams, SOS Hermann Gmeiner came third, but it was Christ The King and Alsyd Academy who had to face-off for the topmost prize. At the end of a tensed match, Christ The King International School came tops with a one-nil win over Alsyd Academy, who placed second.
All five teams received Certificates of Participation, while the top three were presented with trophies. The Commercial Director at Viasat 1, Marcus Adolfsson, presented the topmost prize to Christ The King International School and congratulated them accordingly.
Prior to the football tournament, the girls were divided into groups and mentored on peace, tolerance, conflict resolution, team spirit and role models. They were also taken through a number of games, including: The Thread game, Changing Name, Twin Walk, Spider Web and Role Play, to help them understand the theme of the event – United for Peace.
The MTG United for Peace was launched in 2010 in partnership with the Nobel Peace Centre and the Norwegian Red Cross to tackle racism and intolerance head on. The aim of the charity is to let children make new friends, experience that being open-minded can lead to great things and learn how to tolerate and respect others.