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Published on January 14, 2009

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2008 COMMONWEALTH YOUTH MINISTERS MEETINGThe Role of Sport in Youth Development : 2008 COMMONWEALTH YOUTH MINISTERS MEETINGThe Role of Sport in Youth Development Low Beng Choo – Commonwealth Advisory Body on Sport Martin Niblett – Sports Adviser, Commonwealth Secretariat 29 April 2008 :  ‘Sport has the power to inspire young people and to engage them in a way that little else can. It provides a common language around the world and can help to build bridges and break down barriers between countries, communities and young people themselves’ Benefits of sport and physical activity for young people include: : Benefits of sport and physical activity for young people include: Improving health including tackling HIV/AIDS Raising attainment and achievement in school Encouraging citizenship and responsibility Building safe communities through sport Fostering inclusion and developing social cohesion Building mutual understanding between young people across the Commonwealth Improving health – Mathare Youth Sport Association (Kenya) : Improving health – Mathare Youth Sport Association (Kenya) Engagement through football (17,000 people) Building self-help and responsible citizens Extensive HIV/AIDS education programme delivered by peers Peer educators are coaches and leaders of the football programme Raising attainment and achievement – Sky Living for Sport programme (UK) : Raising attainment and achievement – Sky Living for Sport programme (UK) School based intervention targeted at young people having difficulties or disengaged from learning Evidence shows big impact on young people - improved attitude to learning - improved social skills - improved behaviour Schools with a focus on PE and Sport (450) are the fastest improving academically of all secondary schools Encouraging citizenship and responsibility – Youth Education through Sport programme (South Africa) : Encouraging citizenship and responsibility – Youth Education through Sport programme (South Africa) Programme facilitates youth development through sport Developing young sports leaders who can be involved in: - peer education (Kicking HIV and AIDS Out) - community projects (ball making) - sport (parent/guardian education) 600 boys and girls have been trained as leaders Building safe communities through sport –Healthy Lifestyle Project (Trinidad and Tobago) : Building safe communities through sport –Healthy Lifestyle Project (Trinidad and Tobago) Using sport to make communities more child focused, child friendly and safe Providing vulnerable and at risk young people with creative, structured and safe spaces to play Increasing knowledge on children’s rights while engaged in positive, interactive sports and games Bringing children and adults together to create sustainable change Fostering inclusion and developing social cohesion - Pacific Sport Ability Programme (Papua New Guinea) : Fostering inclusion and developing social cohesion - Pacific Sport Ability Programme (Papua New Guinea) Increasing opportunities for young people with a disability to participate in and enjoy sport by assisting schools and community groups to improve the quality and quantity of sports participation opportunities Raising awareness of the importance of access to physical activity for everyone in the community Delivering programmes in which both able-bodied and disabled young people from the community can participate together thus challenging local social norms and misconceptions Building mutual understanding between young people across the Commonwealth – Commonwealth Youth Games Pune, 2008 : Building mutual understanding between young people across the Commonwealth – Commonwealth Youth Games Pune, 2008 12 - 18 October, 2008 9 Sports 1314 Athletes and 359 Team Officials Held for the first time in Asia All 71 Commonwealth Games Associations have confirmed participation for the first time in this Commonwealth Youth Games The duration of the CYG will not be more than 7 days, including one “Host Country” Cultural Day. The CYG is intended to be kept relatively small and manageable to enable smaller countries to host. Slide 10: Commonwealth Youth Games(For the development of Youth Sports) Overview Slide 11: Sports in the Games (Participating nations per sport in brackets) Slide 12: Additional Information CGF www.thecgf.com 2002 Edinburgh http://www.thecgf.com/cyg/CYG_Overview_and_2000_Games.pdf 2004 Bendigo http://bendigo2004.thecgf.com/ 2008 Pune http://www.thecgf.com/cyg/Pune_2008_Overview.pdf 2011 Isle of Man http://www.thecgf.com/cyg/IOM_2011_Overview.pdf Policy recommendations : Policy recommendations Ministers are requested to: Recognise the many benefits of sport and physical activity in youth development Endorse the policy recommendations in the CABOS discussion paper to the CYMM and develop policy frameworks for sport as a means of youth development Agree the inclusion of sport as a key area in the Commonwealth Youth Programme (CYP) Strategic Plan 2008 – 2012

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