Health, education and employment

We are a centre of excellence for sport and development. We use sport and play to empower disadvantaged children and young people in Switzerland and internationally to become healthy, educated and employed citizens.

Sport and play

We see sport as being a form of life-long learning, and are convinced that people learn best through play. Children and young people acquire basic skills through sport and play, which help them to deal with the challenges of daily life and to actively shape their lives.

Inclusion, participation and child protection

We implement all of our projects in partnership with local organisations. We follow the principle of inclusion and participation, and ensure the protection of children and young people in everything we do.

Generating and sharing knowledge

We focus on solid monitoring and evaluation and use approaches to development that are based on clear facts. We publish the results, and promote the exchange of knowledge and mutual learning with the International Platform on Sport and Development sportanddev.org.

Since more than 25 years

SAD was founded in 1991 as a not-for-profit foundation in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland. We are ZEWO certified (Swiss seal of quality for not-for-profit organisations).