By Rodiat Jokodolu
An international Non-Governmental Organisation, One African Child Foundation for creative learning, has charged government at all levels to use sport for community development and engagement.
The organisation, which is dedicated to 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.
This call was made during a sport outreach program organised in Ilorin by Al-Lateef Model College in partnership with global sport initiative, an 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 of its kind, kickstarted early this year with the support of the Centre for Community Development, Kwara State University, Malete”, said the group.
It emphasizes further that “the training is both targeted at schools, communities within the underserved part of the country and it has had a presence deeply rooted amongst few communities in Moro LGA Kwara state.”