International Inspiration is the international legacy programme of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It's a partnership between Unicef, the British Council and UK Sport that uses sport to help children get into education, gain confidence and stay safe. 

With the help of government and private sector funds, as well as support from ambassadors Tanni Grey-Thompson, Chris Hoy, Colin Jackson and Denise Lewis, International Inspiration achieved its goal of reaching 12 million children in 20 different countries.

Watch our video to find out more about the programme, then read our this report to see exactly how International Inspiration has helped children around the world.

Denise Lewis in India © International Inspiration/2009
Denise Lewis, International Inspiration Ambassador, visits school children benefiting from the programme in Vasant Vihar, New Delhi, India.© International Inspiration/2009