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10 things you (probably) didn't know sport could do...
10 things you (probably) didn't know sport could do...
10 things you (probably) didn't know sport could do...
10 things you (probably) didn't know sport could do...
10 things you (probably) didn't know sport could do...
10 things you (probably) didn't know sport could do...
10 things you (probably) didn't know sport could do...
10 things you (probably) didn't know sport could do...
10 things you (probably) didn't know sport could do...
10 things you (probably) didn't know sport could do...
10 things you (probably) didn't know sport could do...
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10 things you (probably) didn't know sport could do...

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300 participants at a Sport for Development Meet discuss the many benefits of sport – including a few you may not know about. …

300 participants at a Sport for Development Meet discuss the many benefits of sport – including a few you may not know about.

Check it out on www.maidan.in. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/maidansummit. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/maidanDOTin.

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  • 1. 10 things you (probably) didn’t know sport could do…300 participants at a Sport for Development Meet discuss the many benefits of sport – including a few you may not know about Check it out on www.maidan.in Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/maidansummit Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/maidanDOTin
  • 2. Sport can turn your health around“A child who still hasnt seen the Internet or a Play Station still continues to play outdoor sport.” Ms KalyaniSubramanyam, Naz Foundation. Participants at the 3 days Summit cum workshop Maidan 2011 enjoyed abreak from the discussions for some physical activity
  • 3. Sport can kill your prejudice"Sport is an effective platform to engage adolescent boys on issues of gender and violence." – Ms Madhumita Das,International Centre for Research on Women (ICRW). The ICRW holds a Cricket-based programme for boys to challengethe way they think of and treat women and girls. While bonding through a popular sport, boys and men unlearn theirprejudices to relook at the world through compassionate eyes.
  • 4. Sport can give you mental peace"Children became much regular and disciplined after their introduction to sport." – Ms Kalyani Subramanyam, NazFoundation
  • 5. Sport can improve understanding between different communities"Football brings in a sense of camaraderie and comradeship in children which is very necessary even for their education."– Franz Gastler, Yuwa India.
  • 6. Sport can instill soft skills, improve employability"Citizenship skills make young people more employable." - Mr. Charlie Walker, British Council.
  • 7. Sport can promote expressions beyond national barriers"Where there is opportunity, there is prosperity. Where theres no opportunity, theres poverty." - Matthew Spacie,Magic Bus India Foundation.
  • 8. Sport can act as a social adhesive"Boys and girls belonging to all the strata of the society are going to be bound together in a way no other instrumentwould have." – Mr Raj Kishore Mishra, CYP Asia Centre.
  • 9. Sport can break gender barriers“Sport is traditionally associated with masculinity. PEC India attempts to break this by training largely women physicaleducation teachers,” said Mona Shipley from British Council.
  • 10. Sport can teach you what academics can’t"We need a sporting culture in the schools now." – Mr Vineet Joshi, CBSE
  • 11. Sport can make better human beings of young children"The outcomes of a sport programme are young people who are successful, competent and confident." - Ms CarolLukins, Youth Sport Trust.

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