Peace, Tolerance & Human Rights

ASA  Foundation programs support human rights by promoting values, beliefs and attitudes that encourage our beneficiaries to uphold their own rights and those of others. We nurture them to develop a strong understanding of everyone's common responsibility to make human rights a reality in their societies. Our programs promote respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, while developing our beneficiaries’ personalities and general understanding of peace, tolerance, gender equality and friendship among all racial, national, ethnic, religious and linguistic groups where everyone can participate effectively in free, peaceful and inclusive societies.

Through partnerships with the U.S. Embassy, USAID, the FIFA Foundation, CRS, JRS, Save the Children and Search for Common Ground, we have worked extensively with religious groups across conflict areas such as Aceh, Central Java, Central Sulawesi, Papua and Maluku (Indonesia), Kelantan and Sabah (Malaysia), Mindanao (Philippines) and the Deep South of Thailand to promote peace, tolerance and human rights that significantly reduces all forms of violence and related death rates.

Our sustainable program methodology addresses and transforms peace, tolerance and human rights education through Training of Trainer (ToT) and Youth Development (YD) participatory learning workshops, digital online learning platforms, and inclusive Edu-Sports coaching development modules to vulnerable male and female youth together with adult teacher and community member beneficiaries. Our innovative and unique learning approach not only addresses the need for peace, tolerance and human rights education in schools and communities but also protects vulnerable youth from abuse, exploitation, trafficking and violence. Through our long-term partnership with the PFSA in the UK, we implement safeguarding and child protection policies through orientation and training. All our organisation staff and program beneficiaries go through orientation programs that include a thorough review of the child safety policies. Periodic training is conducted that not only includes the organization policies, but also the reporting requirements with a clear protocol for reporting possible abuse.

Through international collaborations, our programs strengthen the capacity of schools and communities at all levels to prevent violence and combat terrorism and crime.

Since 2009, we have been sending groups of talented male and female beneficiaries from Indonesia to the United States for the U.S. Embassy supported Sports Visitors and Mentoring programs. The inspiring programs involve a series of education workshops, training clinics and empowerment seminars with top lecturers, coaches and educators from universities and sports clubs.