International Softball Federation Executive Council member Beatrice Allen will help partake in softball training with the 70 peace camp delegates at the latest Generations For Peace Camp in Amman. Through Generations For Peace, softball coaches teach youth leaders from 19 conflict zones how to use softball to bring peace. Allen, who is also an International Olympic Committee member from Gambia, recently developed the African Softball Forum with $100,000 being funded to the development of youth softball in Africa.
The International Softball Federation received accolades from Generations For Peace founder and chairman HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein of Jordan who, in a recent keynote speech given in Switzerland to the International Olympic Committee Forum on Sport, Peace and Development, stated softball is helping to bring peace among youth.
“Generations For Peace has changed the lives of 33,000 children across the world already and will continue to grow as more programmes are put in place by Peace Pioneers,” stated HRH Prince Fiesal. “I have heard of numerous examples of softball capturing the imagination of young people who might not otherwise engage in sports and the ISF deserves a lot of credit for the support it gives our pioneers in conflict zones as well as during the Peace Camps.”