Sports for Social Integration

Mon 19th, Apr 2021, 10:48

April 6, The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace is an annual celebration of the power of sport to drive social change, community development and to foster peace and understanding.

BeLA celebrated this event by organising  a Webinar  on the role of sports in reducing violence and the promotion of peace in the society

The Webinar which lasted about one hour thirty minutes brought together opinion leaders in peace and development and experts in sports and physical education who shared divsersed views on the benefits of sports and its impact in the promotion of peace and eradcation of voilent extremism.

The outcome of this enriching debate among others include proposals to councils, organiations and opinion leaders to frequently organise  sports events  in their neighboorhoods to occupy the youths and distract the elderly.