Sport
 Cambodia
Project #21699

Empower 1,000 Cambodian kids through sport

by Globalteer
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Summary

The Globalteer Sports Project is unique in Siem Reap. We use sport as a way of engaging more than 200 children a week in lessons about leadership, team work, fair play and social issues that affect boys and girls throughout Cambodia. The sports project lets kids play in a safe space, but more importantly provides education and empowerment through lessons taught on the sports field during weekly sports classes, football leagues, and special training.
$294.65
total raised
9
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year active

Challenge

In the developed world the value of sport and play as educational and developmental tools is universally recognised, and by most they are considered as fundamental human rights. But in Cambodia, the rights and voices of children are often ignored and extreme poverty forces them to take on adult responsibilities at an early age. Access to sport and sporting equipment is very limited and basic knowledge of health issues, gender equality and many other social issues are lacking.

Solution

By bringing sport to the kids in their own communities we provide free access to a variety of activities such as soccer, volleyball and yoga. By combining sports with social messages, children not only learn new skills but also grow in confidence and find ways to face challenges, assert their rights and voice their opinions. The project runs a soccer league with a dedicated girl's league that allows safe, friendly competition and we also use soccer as a tool for leadership training for girls.

Long-Term Impact

By playing sport and learning new games, kids inherently learn things like team work, communication and self-confidence. But when sport is combined with critical social messages, like gender equality and conflict resolution and used to teach kids how to stand up for their rights, it is truly empowering. Children love sport which is why it is such a powerful tool in helping them to develop skills that will shape their futures, change their own lives and the communities in which they live.

Resources

http:/​/​globalteer.org/​volunteer-projects.aspx?project=cambodia-sports-project
Globalteer Sports Project Web Page

Organization Information

Globalteer

Location: Totnes - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.globalteer.org
Project Leader:
Simon Hare
Development Director
Totnes, Devon United Kingdom

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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