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Published on January 14, 2009

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SPORT AS A TOOL FOR DEVELOPMENT IN GEORGIA : SPORT AS A TOOL FOR DEVELOPMENT IN GEORGIA ?Facts: Over 54% of the pop. lives below the poverty line;?Secessionist regions: Abkhazia and South Ossetia (Shida Kartli);?‘Rose Revolution’ in Nov 2003 bringing a lot of hope… but situation remains volatile; : ?Facts: Over 54% of the pop. lives below the poverty line;?Secessionist regions: Abkhazia and South Ossetia (Shida Kartli);?‘Rose Revolution’ in Nov 2003 bringing a lot of hope… but situation remains volatile; AT THE BEGINNING : UNICEF Sport as a Tool for Development in Georgia AT THE BEGINNING UNICEF Georgia started to actively use sport for development purposes in 2001 FOOTBALL FOR ENHANCING HEALTHY LIFESTYLE : UNICEF Sport as a Tool for Development in Georgia FOOTBALL FOR ENHANCING HEALTHY LIFESTYLE 2001-2003 launching partnership programme Children & Youth Football Championship on the President’s Cup in Georgia WHY FOOTBALL : UNICEF Sport as a Tool for Development in Georgia WHY FOOTBALL Most popular sport in Georgia Very useful tool to: attract public interest mobilize partners build alliances FOOTBALL FOR ENHANCING HEALTHY LIFESTYLE : UNICEF Sport as a Tool for Development in Georgia FOOTBALL FOR ENHANCING HEALTHY LIFESTYLE Championship - annual event Engaging more children & youth in sport activities and Promoting Healthy Lifestyle & preventing risky behaviour (alcohol, drugs) among children & youth FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP : UNICEF Sport as a Tool for Development in Georgia FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP School-based national wide tournaments > 45 000 children from 2,000 schools, age 12-15 Strong social mobilization tool for healthy lifestyle - involving different partners: local governments, business leaders, children FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP - 2003 : UNICEF Sport as a Tool for Development in Georgia FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP - 2003 Involving girls for first time…. Held under aegis of World AIDS Day Campaign – UN Theme Group Raising awareness on HIV/AIDS among youth FOOTBALL FOR ENHANCING HEALTHY LIFESTYLE : UNICEF Sport as a Tool for Development in Georgia FOOTBALL FOR ENHANCING HEALTHY LIFESTYLE Special teams of HIV/AIDS advocates & popular singers attending & delivering IEC sessions on HIV for players & fans WAD 2003 Theme – Stigma & Discrimination FOOTBALL FOR ENHANCING HEALTH LIFESTYLE : UNICEF Sport as a Tool for Development in Georgia FOOTBALL FOR ENHANCING HEALTH LIFESTYLE 45 000 young people, including girls participated & received knowledge on HIV Yet, lessons learned: too ambitious - focusing project scope to specific regions & make tangible changes in supply & rehabilitation of sport playgrounds FOOTBALL TO REACH THE MOST DISADVANTAGED : UNICEF Sport as a Tool for Development in Georgia FOOTBALL TO REACH THE MOST DISADVANTAGED 2004: Football Championship organized jointly by UNICEF & NGO SOCO headed by the First Lady Chiatura - one of the poorest regions of west Georgia; No employment and no income (i.e. shoes) FOOTBALL TO REACH THE MOST DISADVANTAGED : UNICEF Sport as a Tool for Development in Georgia FOOTBALL TO REACH THE MOST DISADVANTAGED Aim - provide disadvantaged children opportunity to play football as a part of their ‘right to play’- an opportunity they wouldn’t have had otherwise (providing equal opportunities). Link with MDGs: Poverty. Extraordinary opportunity for advocacy & communication on life-skills & health promotion FOOTBALL TO REACH THE MOST DISADVANTAGED : UNICEF Sport as a Tool for Development in Georgia FOOTBALL TO REACH THE MOST DISADVANTAGED ~ 500 children from 25 schools in Chiatura involved – UNICEF provided football uniforms, shoes, balls & other sports equipment for football Major sport playgrounds in Chiatura equipped with football nets, flags, etc. FOOTBALL TO REACH THE MOST DISADVANTAGED : UNICEF Sport as a Tool for Development in Georgia FOOTBALL TO REACH THE MOST DISADVANTAGED The First Lady invited the 2 winner teams to a weekend excursion to recreational place in Southern Georgia UNICEF awarded winner teams - school-in-a box & football kits. Sport supplies - chess, badminton gifted to all 25 participant schools Slide 16: UNICEF Sport as a Tool for Development in Georgia SPORT AS A SCHOOL FOR LIFE : UNICEF Sport as a Tool for Development in Georgia SPORT AS A SCHOOL FOR LIFE Additional funds mobilized to expand initiative to five regions in 2005 - Dutch NatCom Creating child-friendly environment & promoting healthy lifestyle in 50 schools of 5 regions of Georgia - rehabilitation of sport playgrounds, basic sport supplies, IEC for children & youth WHAT IS NEXT (1) : UNICEF Sport as a Tool for Development in Georgia WHAT IS NEXT (1) Incorporation of sport programming in our strategic planning: mainstreaming of sports activities in country programmes. UNICEF’s experience was instrumental in advocating for inclusion of ‘Sports’ in the UNDAF WHAT IS NEXT (2) : UNICEF Sport as a Tool for Development in Georgia WHAT IS NEXT (2) In-house capacity building in sports programming Enhancing partnerships; Developing M&E framework & Indicators for evaluating sports programming From the horse’s mouth : From the horse’s mouth “Before I knew little about AIDS, I have never been a winner. Through playing football I learned a lot about this disease and about myself. Now I know that I can really change things. I scored a goal and brought a victory to my team. I am so happy.” 15-year-old George, participant of Georgia 2003 football school tournament Is there a better outcome? : UNICEF Sport as a Tool for Development in Georgia Is there a better outcome? THANK YOU : THANK YOU

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