Every Mind Matters

by World Vision Lanka
Every Mind Matters

Summary

Engaging in sports is one of the best ways to help children improve their mental well-being. This project will support children and youth in Kilinochchi to gain better access to sports with professional coaches and provide a pathway to improve their mental well-being.

$17,000
total goal
$10,695
remaining
37
donors
0
monthly donors
8
months

Challenge

"In the recent years, there is an increased level of psychological issues among the adolescents and young adults in Kilinochchi," says Dr. N. Saravanabavan, the Regional Director of Health Services (RDHS), Kilinochchi (North, Sri Lanka). "Children have been experiencing irregular school terms during the last few years and school dropouts are increasing. When these children have nothing productive to engage in their spare time, they get exposed to substance abuse and other negative behaviours

Solution

Experts prescribe engaging in regular physical activities during spare hours, as one of the best options to keep young people mentally and physically fit. Therefore, first we will have a TOT programme and then Coaching will be conducted by professionals for football, volleyball and cricket; -Transport allowance will be given to the beneficiaries to ensure that participation isn't hindered due to financial restrictions; -Essential equipment for the 3 sports will be improved.

Long-Term Impact

Research shows that sports and drugs activate the same part of our brain and trigger the release of feel-happy chemicals. Physical activities, especially group games are highly associated with mitigating stress and anxiety. They can also help to enhance confidence, resilience and empathy. This campaign aims to bring awareness and improve mental well-being through sports.

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Organization Information

World Vision Lanka

Location: Colombo 09 - Sri Lanka
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Belinda Seneviratne
Colombo 09 , Colombo Sri Lanka
$6,305 raised of $17,000 goal
 
41 donations
$10,695 to go
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