Next step 2014 presentation by Sudhish from SPC

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Next step 2014 presentation by Sudhish from SPC

  1. 1. Sukma Initiatives: Sports in conflict areas Chhattisgarh
  2. 2. Project Area: Sukma District Situated in: South Bastar Touches the border of Andhra Pradesh & Orissa Distance from Capital: 405 km Number of Blocks:03 Number of Villages: 376 Number of Schools: 983 Nearest airport: Vishakapattanam
  3. 3. Problems in tribal areas
  4. 4. Problems in tribal areas
  5. 5. Problems in tribal areas
  6. 6. Problems in tribal areas
  7. 7. Problems in tribal areas
  8. 8. Parents are engaged in earning their bread
  9. 9. Children support their families
  10. 10. No special future plans
  11. 11. Market full of duplicate products
  12. 12. Local fair & festivals- only means of entertainment
  13. 13. Down to earth
  14. 14. Superstition is a major problem in Tribal areas due to illiteracy
  15. 15. Soft targets for naxals Need proper care & engagement
  16. 16. Need additional training & mentoring
  17. 17. Copying is the main task
  18. 18. Delay in distribution of materials
  19. 19. Victim of Naxals & lost the whole family Now devoting her time in teaching
  20. 20. Children suffer many health problems
  21. 21. Many Challenged children are waiting for special care & attention
  22. 22. Whose turn today ?
  23. 23. Public meetings
  24. 24. Weapons with children
  25. 25. Stay and learn
  26. 26. Every year, Govt. sanctioned budget for school building School building construction were not allowed. UNICEF started running schools in tents
  27. 27. • People from affected villages used to live in camps • Schools of these villages were closed • Teachers ran these schools in small tents in these camp areas • Later Govt. decided to open resedential schools on roadside safer areas • It was decided that once peace is estblished these schools will run again in their respective villages • Thus the idea of portable cabin schools- porta cabin came into existence • These schools are made from bamboo structure
  28. 28. Government initiatives • Relaxation in the norms for opening new schools- Gyanjyoti schools • Additional seats in existing hostels • New residential hostels in tribal areas • Materials developed for Education in mother tongue • Improved facilities- Eklavya hostels/ Prayas • Hostels for naxal affected children • Special coaching programs
  29. 29. Porta cabin for 500 children
  30. 30. Local force
  31. 31. Tribal youths are given guns for protection
  32. 32. Risk of misdirection
  33. 33. Children are being used
  34. 34. Urgent steps needed to give them better opportunities
  35. 35. I want peace
  36. 36. Me too have some dreams!!
  37. 37. Give them reason to smile
  38. 38. Stress-free learning opportunities required
  39. 39. Let them enjoy their childhood
  40. 40. They have their own dreams
  41. 41. Save in time
  42. 42. Under these circumstances UNICEF started the project – “Sport for Development ”
  43. 43. Number’s and types of school’s in which S4D run in Sukma Number’s and types of school’s in which S4D run in Sukma S.no Types of Institutes No . 1 Primary school 127 2 Middle school 30 3 High school 4 4 Ashram Shala 14 5 Kasturba school 1 6 Residential bridge Course and four IDP camp 1 +4
  44. 44. Strategy: Training of at least one teacher from each of the 80 schools Training of all Community sports coach’s (CSCs) (now called Khel Mitra) Supply of Sports Kits to the selected schools Regular follow up of schools and community visits  Build up capacity of teacher through refresher training & review meetings. Development of village/school level indicators for all locations
  45. 45. INDICATORS:- 1.Children •Every child (in school, out of school, boy or girl, including children with special needs) has an opportunity for age appropriate play/sports activities in school and in the community •Children are able to identify that one of the things they like about school is that they can play everyday. 2.Teachers •Teachers are aware of the importance of sports and physical education in the school curriculum and routines and have made space for this •Teachers are aware of age appropriate activities (games and physical education activities) and they ensure that every child gets a chance •Teachers and Community Sports Coaches (Khel Mitra) are working with each other, collaborating to develop a culture of inclusive sports in their respective schools and villages
  46. 46. INDICATORS:3. Schools Schools have adequate facilities (play spaces, sports materials which get replenished and adequate storage) for sports and physical education. The culture of sports exists in each school, where every child gets a chance to take part in age and ability appropriate sports and physical education activities – this is also reflected in well planned activities that are integrated within the school routine. One play ground should be happen in Every Primary School. 4.Local communities There is evidence of their regular support, contribution (cash/kind) and involvement both in the school and the community
  47. 47. Javelin Throw for Girls Celebration of youth day in Dornapal IDP camp Volleyball match in progress
  48. 48. Sport activity organised by Khel Mitra with SMC and youth member Sport activity organised by Khel Mitra with Youth Group
  49. 49. Students enjoy different games with teachers and Khel Students enjoy different games with teachers and Khel mitras mitras
  50. 50. Local out of school children watch students playing games in Local out of school children watch students playing games in schools and are attracted to join school- Successful strategy schools and are attracted to join school- Successful strategy in bringing down the drop out rates in bringing down the drop out rates
  51. 51. Learn how to wash hands while playing Learn how to wash hands while playing Khel mitras provide support Khel mitras provide support
  52. 52. Strength of the program •Integrated into classroom routine through Physical Education Cards (PEC) •Meaningful engagement of children residing in residential schools •Emotional support in conflict areas & improved the morale of children •Improve hand-eye coordination, general health and overall development •Khel mitras- ensuring local support from community
  53. 53. Weaknesses of the program •The cost of Sports kit was too high to scale up by Govt. in all schools •No provision for replacement of items in sports kit •Only two experts to support 80 schools •Negligence on the part of teachers to run the program on a daily basis •No proper mechanism for regular support and monitoring •No incentives to retain khel Mitras
  54. 54. Opportunities •Compliance of RTE is possible •Sports officials could be engaged properly •Textbook revision should take care of sport element •School-community linkage is possible effectively •Out of school children could be brought back •Pre-service and In-service should use sports issues •Link PYKA with this Program •Explore possibilities of CSR funds for the supply of sports kit in schools & services of experts in sports •Could start with local sports & locally available materials
  55. 55. Threats Lack of •Continuous support from the top •Proper roadmap and policy •Sustainability plan in hand •Coordination with different departments and organizations •Sufficient space for sports activities in schools •Strong monitoring mechanisms and measurable indicators
  56. 56. Why sports is essential in conflict areas? Children are soft targets and easier to change or mould. They are being used by the naxals for different vested interests. Its easier to change their mindset. They are used as shield. Sport alone cannot prevent conflict or build peace. However it could be used as a medium of effective peace building by – •Meaningful engagement of children in creative activities •Encouragement and support for orphans & other vulnerable children •Breaking down negative community perceptions of excluded groups
  57. 57. Why sports is essential in conflict areas? •Engage parents and youth in different programs •Sports create an environment in which the people come together and share with each other •Sports provide a forums to learn skills such as confidence, discipline etc. •Sports is also a powerful vehicle for public education. •Sports provides an opportunity for recreation •It help to create the healthy atmosphere among the societies. •To reduce anti social and uncooperative behavior including violence. •It supports in acquiring gender equity
  58. 58. Why sports is essential in conflict areas? •Engage parents and youth in different programs •Sports create an environment in which the people come together and share with each other •Sports provide a forums to learn skills such as confidence, discipline etc. •Sports is also a powerful vehicle for public education. •Sports provides an opportunity for recreation •It help to create the healthy atmosphere among the societies. •To reduce anti social and uncooperative behavior including violence. •It supports in acquiring gender equity
  59. 59. Role of youth in post-conflict reconstruction •Village youth can join as Khel Mitras in schools •Community engagement in school activity is a catch word but never used properly because of its limited vision of how to engage semi-literate community in academics. Sports could be the best option. •Teaching traditional sports could be an entry point in schools •Their services could be taken to develop local sport materials and equipments as well •They can join livelihood colleges and learn different useful skills to become earning members and become role models instead of remaining unemployed after getting education & demotivate others from getting education
  60. 60. Role of women in post-conflict reconstruction Role of women in post-conflict reconstruction •In our state ,women are much stronger and powerful •Women can play helpful roles for sustainable peace in post-conflict reconstruction •Women can form their own self-help groups to improve the economic conditions of the communities •They become a strong force to shut down many illpractices when mobilized properly •Health department take their services as MITANINs to provide primary health services •They also run pre-primary/ECCE centres •They are the best one to be engaged in cross-community trust & confidence building programs •Management of trauma and trauma counseling
  61. 61. Govt. plan for scaling in post-conflict areas •Building on Sukma experience •Dove-tailing with UNICEF and other interested partners •Implementing in all Residential Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalays (KGBVs) in the first phase – Complete •Adaptation of Physical Education Cards as per our curriculum – Complete •Developing pool of Resource Persons from LWE areasComplete •Designing low-cost locally available materials for sports kit Designed •Selection of demonstration schools where further training could be possible- Undergoing
  62. 62. Govt. plan for scaling in post-conflict areas •Identification of 812 Clusters & 10 thousand teachers for program implementation- complete •Introducing the content in pre-service and in-service training programs- being planned •Exploring funds for schools for developing sports kitsbeing explored from different schemes •Arranging exposure visits of the staff involved to learn best practices in sports- being explored
  63. 63. Mahatma Gandhi, Tagore, Krishnamoorty and many other philosopher-educators have cherished – “all round drawing out of the best in child” What is the best answer other than SPORTS for this?
  64. 64. I welcome you to fill colors in my life

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