4/9-2023Empowering children and youth in Lebanon to prevent NCDs

In a world where non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are on the rise, GAME Lebanon launched a new project, with the World Diabetes Foundation, that strides towards addressing the health crisis among youth and children.

Healthy Living at Core.

By bringing sports to the streets and urban areas, the project aims to bridge a critical gap in the Lebanese communities – access to public spaces for physical activity. GAME’s Street Sports for Life Skills curriculum will be guiding and equipping young participants with essential tools for their development, alongside the new health oriented method that will provide a platform for delivering nutrition-based education to them, as well as their parents and caregivers.

The project will span 18 months, from 2023 to 2024, ensuring a lasting impact on the lives it touches. The project piloted in June 2023 and hosted its first activity in August 2023.

Bold Targets Set

  1. Training 75 Playmakers: These individuals will be the change-makers, trained as volunteer street sports instructors and role models. What’s more, 12 of them will emerge as Health Promotion Ambassadors, spreading the message of health and wellness even further.
  2. Engaging 1,250 Children and Youth: From vulnerable communities in urban areas, these young minds will gain access to free and inclusive street sports, transforming their lifestyles and prospects.
  3. Raising Awareness: It’s not just about the numbers; it’s about the message. The project aims to rally media, politicians, and the general public around the cause of organised sports and physical activity spaces

This initiative aims to positively impact the lives of children by providing them with essential tools and knowledge during their formative years. By equipping and educating them on maintaining a healthy lifestyle, GAME is striving to empower youth and children to make informed choices that will shape their futures.

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