Sports for development
Sport and play are important to UNICEF because they are vital elements in the health, happiness and well-being of children and young people. UNICEF Sri Lanka works with government and partners to use sport-based programmes, notably cricket, to improve children’s lives and to strengthen communities. UNICEF Sri Lanka is teaming up with leading sports organisations and world-renowned cricketers to bring attention to challenges facing children and to mobilise resources to address them. It is also exploring ways of deepening the understanding and methodology of Sport for Development, by using cricket as a means of social mobilisation across communities and addressing children's life skills.