Isaac Angbo was one of the greatest middleweight judokas in Africa. Champion of Africa in 1992, the same year he also took part in the Barcelona Olympics with the support of Olympic Solidarity.


Since he has been president of the Ivorian Judo Federation, Isaac is very keen to use judo’s values and moral code to help street kids in his country to go to school and reintegrate into society. In 2011 Isaac was elected as the Secretary General of African Olympians Association for a 4-year period.


Acting together with Peace and Sport


Isaac is a field expert for Peace and Sport.


Isaac works together with Peace and Sport on the development of a social responsibility program through the Ivorian Judo Federation. This program targets over 1000 youth at risk in several Ivorian cities.


"Judo is the School of life"


Since October 2008, we have worked closely with the National Judo Federation. With the support of the International Judo Federation (IJF), this partnership has led to three judo centres being opened in Bouake, Marcory and Duékoué. Instructors in these centres are trained in leadership, general education and the specific methodology of using sport for peace created by the Ivorian Judo Federation and Peace and Sport.

  • Bouaké

- 3 instructors
- 271 children

  • Marcory:

- 4 judo instructors
- 2 teachers and 1 cultural art teacher
- 300 children

  • Duékoué:

- Over 30 children
- 1 instructor