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Shannon Flatley, Veronica Knott, Ann Peel and Denise Power<br />Havergal College, Toronto, Canada<br />Educating future sport for development practitioners<br />
Sport for Social change<br />Using sport as a tool to address the MDGs<br />Havergal College provides school-wide global education through the lens of the MDG’s<br />The United Nations Inter-agency Task Force on Sport for Development and Peace published a report on using sport as a tool in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): <br />It improves health, education, development, peace, communication, partnerships, and prevents the spread of HIV/AIDS—all of which apply directly to one or more of the eight MDGs.<br />Current barriers to sport, for youth:<br />Safety<br />Transportation<br />Program and Facility access<br />
Athletes in Motion:Havergal College, Toronto<br />Created to help student-athletes use sport as a means for social change<br />Allows students to build connections with people in their community and beyond<br />The Goal: to make sport accessible to people in your community regardless of ability or financial status<br />
Benefits of Sport for Youth<br />Assists in building social capital<br />Improve physical health and well-being<br />Specific benefits of sport for:<br />People with Disabilities<br />People in developing countries<br />People in developing areas within Toronto<br />Helps to develop mutual respect between boys and girls<br />
Impact of AIM Projects<br />AIM Homework Club Sports Days<br />Race for Dignity<br />KidsFest Running and Reading Club<br />Motionball High School Marathon of Sport in support of Special Olympics<br />Junior School Olympic Day<br />
Future of AIM<br />Bahamas Sport/Education Project<br />Jumpstart AIM Sport for Community camp<br />As students, where would we like to see it go?<br /> - strengthen our impact locally--more frequent interactions with our community (potentially create the sports days into a weekly program)<br />- as AIM develops and strengthens as a local program, successfully apply what we have learnt on a global scale<br />
<ul><li>As student practitioners, what do we need to know to be most effective?
How is this knowledge best supported as we undertake initiatives?
Any advice for a young program like ours?</li></ul>We Ask You:<br />