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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.

International Inspiration is governed by an independent charitable foundation. The project is delivered by British Council, UK Sport and UNICEF, working closely with the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), the UK Government, Youth Sport Trust, the Premier League, British Olympic Association, British Paralympic Association, individual donors and other partners.

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.

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.