Video: Hoops for Health - Season of Hope
FIBA’s Basketball ‘+’ programme uses sport, more specifically basketball, for positive development objectives and messages of peace. This mission is no more prevalent than in the case of Vanuatu’s Hoop for Health (H4H) programme; the Vanuatu Basketball Federation (VBF) H4H coaches are role models in the community.
After the devastation caused by Cyclone Pam in 2015, the children of Vanuatu were looking for something particular from the H4H coaches; they were looking for hope. VBF found that they could use the H4H programme for more than just healthy lifestyle messaging. They could use it as an opportunity to empower demoralised children and distract them from the hardship that surrounded them during the aftermath of Pam.
FIBA’s Hoops for Health programme is made possible due to Australian Government funding through the Pacific Sports Partnership Program.