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Beyond Sport Awards – Sport for Health Award

Author: Tech Sgt Dawn Price

Beyond Sport Awards – Sport for Health Award

Programmes from USA, Zimbabwe and Zambia are nominated in the Sport for Health category.

Continuing the build-up to the 2016 Beyond Sport Awards, the Sport for Health Award showcases projects that use sport to address a health issue(s) through education and/or raising awareness.

 

  • Addressing Gender Based Violence and Sexuality Issues Through Sports in Zimbabwe - Family-In-Need Trust of Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe)

Founded in 2003, Family-In-Need Trust of Zimbabwe is a community based development organisation which is dedicated to reduce poverty through economic empowerment of disadvantaged families in communities, especially that of women and young people. Programming focuses on disadvantaged rural and urban women and children in Manicaland currently with projects in Chimanimani and Mutare Districts.

 

  • America SCORES (USA)

A national nonprofit, America SCORES serves 10,000 students at more than 175 public and charter schools in 13 major cities. Their mission is to inspire urban youth to lead healthy lives, be engaged students, and have the confidence and character to make a difference in the world. This mission is achieved through daily after school and summer programming that combines soccer, poetry, and service-learning. The holistic, team-based approach works – America SCORES students, 85 percent of whom live below the poverty line, improve academically, increase physical fitness, and have a greater sense of confidence and belonging.

 

  • Chalk Talk Group Therapy - Doc Wayne Youth Services (USA)

Doc Wayne offers sport-based group therapy sessions based off of the do the good® curriculum through Boston Alcohol and Substance Abuse Programme (ASAP). Doc Wayne offers an experiential group counselling experience for those who wish to participate in a non-traditional modality of action-oriented counselling rather than traditional talk therapy. Doc Wayne is designed to assist participants in addressing concerns of self-esteem, self-concept, anxiety, aggression, anger management, social awareness, and overall effective emotion management.

The approach of Doc Wayne is Cognitive/Behavioral in nature and informed by The ARC Framework (Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competency Framework). Each Doc Wayne session lasts 7 weeks.  During this period there is one specific sport that is implemented from the onset of the group through the remaining weeks

 

  • Grassroot Soccer Zambia (Zambia)

Grassroot Soccer is an adolescent health organisation that leverages the power of soccer to educate, inspire, and mobilise youth in developing countries to overcome their greatest health challenges, live healthier, more productive lives, and be agents for change in their communities.

Through the organisation’s membership in the streetfootballworld and Sport for Social Change networks, GRS has access to platforms for sharing of best practices among sport-for-development organizations across the country and continent. GRS Zambia has strengthened the HIV Testing and Counselling aspect of our work through Home Visits. These visits by our trained Coaches engage entire households with GRS, and encourage participants’ family members to undergo HIV testing.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 11:33

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