Let’s Play! – Community Sports Education Program for boys and girls
Girls Dream Big! - Education and Empowerment Program
Kids Play Int’l enjoys working with kids around the world. Enjoy learning more about the countries we work in by clicking below.
EDUCATING ON AND OFF THE FIELD!
Join Kids Play Int’l and become a supporter of our movement to use sport for development to improve the lives of children around the world. Together we can help provide opportunities for children in developing countries to receive the support and education they also deserve in helping them to become CHAMPIONS IN LIFE!
The foundation for our programs focus on the following six core values:
S School The importance of an education
P Physical Fitness Leading a Healthy Life
O Opportunity Equality for both Girls and Boys
R Respect For yourself and those around you
T Teamwork Working well with others in school, at home, in the community
S Self-Esteem Building confidence
S.P.O.R.T.S. are a great way to teach kids important life skills and values embodied in the Olympic ideals such as; teamwork, good sportsmanship, fair play, gender equity, respect, and problem-solving.
USING SPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT
The United Nations has recognized that sport is “a viable and practical tool” to assist in the achievement of The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and in 2003, adopted a resolution on the role of sport as a means to promote health, education, development and peace. In its 2004 Sport Recreation and Play report, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) concluded that:
“Sport, recreation, and play improve the quality of education by developing the whole child, not just their intellectual capacities. Community recreation programmes in and around schools are excellent ways to create safe spaces for children and adolescents, as well as to continue learning beyond the classroom.”