The World Health Organization recommends one hour of play for each child. However, if you look at the current scenario in schools, children especially girls are not engaging in any physical activity. The school space is less and there are lot of children to engage. Hence, the coaches in schools act more like a disciplinarians than facilitators of sports programs. Even though some coaches are able to facilitate the program, it becomes very difficult for the coaches to engage every single child. Many children in each class sit on the side-lines most of the time and therefore have fewer opportunity to engage in physical activity and social development.
However, the benefit of sports should be enjoyed by each and every child. Sport and physical activity offer youth opportunities to experience challenge, fun, and enjoyment, while increasing their self-esteem and decreasing their stress.
Through our programs, each child gets an opportunity to actively participate during games period. Coaches delivering the program set the tone by inviting children to play, reminding students of the rules using different learning styles, and modelling inclusion. Moreover, through a structured curriculum, they teach various soft skills to the children through the powerful medium of sports.
Sport has been increasingly recognized and used as a low-cost and high-impact tool in humanitarian, development and peace-building efforts (UNOSDP, 2014). To enable sport to unleash its full positive potential, emphasis must be placed on effective monitoring and guiding of sports activities. The positive potential of sport does not develop automatically.
SPORTS FOR ALL OUTREACH
No. Of Schools -1
No. of Children – 250
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