Sport means all forms of physical activity that occur through occasional or organized participation.
The aim is to express or improve physical fitness and mental well-being, to build social relationships or to achieve results in competition at all levels.
We have requested sports materials to support social development in rural communities under the funds of the Sports Support Program to provide sports materials for development projects in rural communities in The Gambia for sport.
This component provides a flexible program that can be tailored to reduce the crime associated with self-identified social goals of individuals in rural communities.
Sports for social development
Sport for social development is identified as building strong social relationship, trust, reconciliation and reducing risk behaviour.
WHY SPORTS FOR RELATIONSHIP
Many of us had the experience of exercising as children. Whether in a recreational league or a more professional league, there is a reason why sports are recommended for children and teenagers: because they help you feel part of something. There’s a sense of belonging that comes with exercising as part of a team, as well as a significant increase in self-esteem. Many important social skills are learned here, including accepting others, helping our colleagues, and the value of competition.
This is why MCO (GAMCO) plays an important role in encouraging boys, girls, teenagers and young wives to build better relationships through exercise.