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Lebanon

GAME Lebanon
GAME started in Lebanon in 2007 as the first international setting for GAME to operate in. GAME Lebanon organizes training and competitions in street basketball, street soccer and street dance for children across disadvantaged neighborhoods in Lebanon.
The young Playmakers run the practices in the local GAME Zones.

GAME Lebanon is currently taking part of Youth Resolve II, which is the continuation of a project funded by the European Union’s Regional Trust Fund, the EU MADAD Fund, and carried out by World Vision, UTOPIA, DPNA and GAME.

 

30 New GAME Zones by 2023 with Youth Resolve II

GAME is taking part of the Youth Resolve 2 project, which is the continuation of a project funded by the European Union’s Regional Trust Fund, the EU MADAD Fund, and carried out by World Vision, UTOPIA, DPNA and GAME. The goal of the consortium is to empower youth by providing them with the tools to become leading actors in their communities.

GAME will be establishing 30 new GAME Zones around the country, where public spaces for street sports will be renovated and equipped to welcome all kids, youth and community members. The goal is to work on building communities’ resilience and strengthening social stability through Street-Sports and for the first time in Lebanon, through Street-Sports Incubator.

Street-sports and culture ambassadors.

We call our volunteers ‘Playmakers’, they make the difference for the children and youth in our GAME Zones.
GAME offers local young people an education as volunteers GAME Playmakers, which are street sports instructors and role models in underserved communities. The education prepares the volunteers to plan and lead weekly training sessions in street sports and street culture and the education is completely free.

To become a playmaker, you attend our yearly recruitment called Playmaker Camp. In every Playmaker Camp, you will meet like-minded youth from the whole country, and you will be given the opportunity to strengthen your skills. You will be trained as a coach in a sport of your choice, and you will be educated on how to organize the practices. Apart from that, you play a central role in the activities in your local GAME Zone.
When joining the Playmaker program, you will gain experience with voluntary social work, and you will get the chance to put your own touch on the street activities in your neighborhood. And of course, you will get to join a fantastic community of young like-minded street sports enthusiasts.
Check out pictures from Playmaker Camp 2019.

GAME Finals

A street-sports and cultural festival

GAME ends every season with a big sports tournament in Beirut to celebrate street sports and street culture. This yearly event is full of Football, Basketball and Dance competitions all day long, also DJ’s and graffiti-artists puts in the extra street-touch. More than 1000 people from different areas in Lebanon are involved in the yearly event.

The event is hosted by GAME and organized by the Playmakers, where they help operate the full event, so they can learn a lot of new cool things.

Check out pictures from GAME Finals 2019

GAME in numbers 2019

Last year we had 13 GAME Zones operating around Lebanon, we had 16.005 attendances and a total of 2.102 Participants with 38% females. To help achieve this we had 155 amazing GAME Playmaker working on the fields.

Impact among participating Playmakers from 2019
92% Feels better at solving conflict after they have started at GAME.
45% Have motivation for participating in volunteer work or shaping their community.
94% Have learned things that they can use in other areas of life.
78% Feel like part of a larger community when they are in GAME.

IMPACT AMONG PARTICIPATING CHILDREN
81% Have gotten to know people with another background
95% Have made new friends in GAME
55% Have parents or other significant relatives, that have participated in a GAME activity
90% Feel like they are better at solving conflicts
88% Are more physically active since they have started in GAME

Follow us

Follow GAME Lebanon on Facebook and @gamelebanon on Instagram and Twitter to  stay updated on weekly activities, upcoming projects and our cool Playmakers.

For more information, please contact: lebanon@game.ngo