By Rodiat Jokodolu
n international non-governmental organisation, One African Child Foundation for creative learning, has, yesterday Wednesday 11th of December, charged government at all levels on the use of sport for community development and engagement.
The organisation which is dedicated in supporting African children especially those in marginalized communities, reiterates the need for government at all levels to entrench the culture of sporting activities as part of the learning process within basic educational system.
The call was made during a sport outreach program at Al-Lateef Model College, Ilorin organised in partnership with Global Sport Initiative, another international non-governmental organisation based in Germany.
Students were introduced to the use of sport as an element of team building, team work, resilience, empathy and critical thinking and great attention was placed on sport for community development.
“The project which is the second in it roll, kick started early this year with the support of the centre for community development, Kwara State University, Malete”. According to a member of the group.
The group further said that “the training is both targeted at schools, communities within the underserved part of the country and has had it presence deeply rooted amongst few communities in Moro LGA Kwara state”.