The only way forward is to find ways to tackle challenges together by developing, applying, and sharing knowledge that helps build healthy communities through sports.
Together we can develop solutions to foster quality sports activities for all youth, regardless of their socio-economic status
A sports model that promotes movement and involvement
Ideally, kids and teens (ages 6 to 17) need 60 minutes of activity every day ranging from moderate-intensity aerobic activity and at least 3 days a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity, muscle-strengthening exercises and bonestrengthening exercises.
Encouraging children to play in groups also help them learn about teamwork and aid emotional and mental development.
Making sport a way of life
Having a healthy, active lifestye from a young age is now a necessity and not merely a choice
Apart from obesity, lack of physical activity and movement contributes to the early onset of several health issues like cholesterol and diabetes. That is why incorporating sports in daily life is a long-term investment in an individual’s life.
Play – A basic human need
From the satisfaction of breaking a sweat to the surprise of imagination, play teaches us to be human. In fact, societies depend on our ability to 'play well together'.
Children who play sports and games are found to be more resilient, empathetic, and active. Through play, children discover the joy of physical activity, learn to make friends, solve problems, and believe in themselves even in hard times.
We also believe that it is important to ensure that the dreams of our youth will not be determined by anything other than their willingness, passion & hard work to fulfill them.
Free play also develops motor skills as children run, jump, and chase outdoors on well-equipped playgrounds
⦿ Every child will have the opportunity to play every day, from the classroom to the playground, and in the neighborhood
⦿ Children get to choose games that make them happy.
⦿ Children will have the right tools to resolve playground conflicts on their own.
⦿ Adults can play alongside children, modelling and supporting a culture of trust, positivity and inclusion.
⦿ Play will not be treated as a reward to be revoked
⦿ Everyone is welcome to join the game, because playing together is a great way to build community.
Converting digital play into physical play
Gaming online and offline on desktops, phones, consoles and other electronic devices may come across as every parent's worst nightmare due to the perceived risk of addiction.
However, Esports or digital gaming is the future of entertainment and the future of how education will be imparted especially today and post COVID-19.
Esports is predicted to garner roughly USD 5 Billion in global revenue by 2020, which is more than the film and music industry combined. It has a global audience of 600 million with 81 million gamers in the MENA region alone. Esports events amass close to 500 million in sponsorships by global giants like Coca Cola, BMW, McDonald’s, Adidas, Nike, Air Asia, and Intel among others.
Esports when introduced to children in the right way, can bring about a change in their lifestyle and attitude. It is found that children are more receptive to instructions and maintain discipline when they are in school, therefore, incorporating Esports along with physical play in schools can help channel their energy in the right direction.