Activities and sport festivals during June and July 2010
Every child has the right to play and participate in sport. They are important building-blocks in the health, happiness and well-being of children and young people.
Sport and play:
UNICEF works with governments and partners throughout the world to use sport-based programmes to improve children’s lives and to strengthen communities. UNICEF South Africa, through its Sport for Development programme, recognises that sport and play are powerful vehicles for working with disadvantaged and vulnerable children, including orphans, children with disabilities, refugee and displaced children, sexually exploited children and children from indigenous communities.
Sport also offers the ideal tool to educate the youth on vitally important issues such as:
Together with the Department of Basic Education and community development partners, UNICEF reached over 250,000 children in 136 school cluster communities through its sport programmes and festivals in 2009.
This trend continues in 2010. Sport is high on the agenda of all South Africans, especially during the FIFA World Cup in June and July and provides the ideal background to advocate for the improvement of sport fields and equipment in the majority of South African schools, townships and rural areas.
UNICEF Partners in the Sport for Development Programme include:
Sport festival during June and July 2010
4 – 5 June: Mooirivier, KwaZulu-Natal
5 June: Bloemfontein, Free State
5 – 11 June: Harare - Khayelitsha, Western Cape
7 – 13 June: Welkom/Thabong 1, Free State
7 – 13 June: Mafikeng, North West
14- 20 June: Mhluzi, Mpumalanga
18 - 19 June: Upington/Louisvaleweg, Northern Cape
21 – 27 June: Polokwane/Ga-Maja, Limpopo
19 June: Langa Western Cape
25 – 26 June: Kei Road, Eastern Cape
25 – 26 June: Orlando, Gauteng
5 – 11 July: Alexandra, Gauteng
9-10 July: Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal
9 – 10 July: Losana, Mpumalanga
16 – 17 July: Potchefstroom, Ikageng, North West
16 – 17 July: Upington/Paballelo, Northern Cape
12 – 18 July: Mdantsane, Eastern Cape
23 – 24 July: Bronville, Free State
23 – 24 July: New Community 1, Gauteng
23 – 24 July: Polokwane/Mothibaskraal, Limpopo
30 – 31 July: Lady Frere, Eastern Cape