Posts tagged sport

An organisation in Afghanistan is trying to improve the lives of children there - by providing them with skateboards.

The organization behind Skateistan started 4 years ago, with a few boards and some interested kids, and it has grown. 

It has made a special effort to include those on the margins, like girls and the disabled.

via Skateboards help Afghan youth scrape by (by AlJazeeraEnglish)

Grassroots Soccer is an innovative organization that uses the power of soccer as an entry point to achieve its main objective of providing rigorous health education, focusing on HIV and AIDS. [ … ] Led by coaches, in addition to engaging students in critical learning about HIV prevention, the program provides psychosocial support and the opportunity for kids to form trusting relationships with responsible adults who are role models. (via World Education - Feature Stories - Zimbabwe: Using Soccer to Fight HIV)

Grassroots Soccer is an innovative organization that uses the power of soccer as an entry point to achieve its main objective of providing rigorous health education, focusing on HIV and AIDS. [ … ] Led by coaches, in addition to engaging students in critical learning about HIV prevention, the program provides psychosocial support and the opportunity for kids to form trusting relationships with responsible adults who are role models. (via World Education - Feature Stories - Zimbabwe: Using Soccer to Fight HIV)

"Nairobi — Kenyan school head teachers will be holding their breath when the first whistle is blown to start the World Cup in South Africa mid-next month.

Some fear that it will be the whistle that will start off student unrest as the craze for the sport encroaches upon classrooms across the country.

The tournament has the potential to create confrontations between students insisting on watching the matches and school administrators with an eye on the timetable. Although only a few instances of student unrest have been reported so far this year, the Kenya Secondary School Heads Association, the Kenya National Association of Parents, and a number of regional directors of education describe the craze as a potential springboard for unrest.