This discussion is about Sports for Sharing .
I am really taken aback, I think this program is amazing! I see you have explained a lot of the individual components in the program, could you take a step back and talk a bit about how the program gets initiated, who is involved, how they get involved, and how this has spread so far...maybe update the entry directly so it will be stronger.
We appreciate your comments and contribution very much. Thank you!!!
Sports for Sharing is a five-year-old program inspired by a Canadian project. In 2007, Dina Buchbinder and Yizreel Urquijo, a pair of young pioneers devoted to childhood development were selected to attend the Ship for World Youth - a program organized by the Japanese Government to promote the ideas of young leaders and raise intercultural exchange. Onboard, they learned about many initiatives, but one especially - Sports in a Box - caught their attention. This project utilized physical education to engage children and raise awareness about the UN Millennium Development Goals.
Dina and Yizreel immediately grasped the potential of this idea in generating a tailor-made citizen education program to address the complexity of Mexican social challenges through an innovative initiative involving and connecting teachers, children and parents. Upon their return to Mexico they decided to adapt and implement the unique program in their native Mexico, which they named Deport-es para Comparti or Sports for Sharing.
The dream was clear: promoting better citizenship from childhood. It made sense to reach as many children as possible with the highest levels of quality in education. The program has grown from its two-member team in March 2007 to a dynamic, talented and multidisciplinary group of 35 young leaders who promote the program's mission today.The team's strength, creativity, and unity has facilitated its rapid growth. Five years in, we have expanded our scope from 866 children beneficiaries in 3 Mexican states (2007), to 44,571 in 19 states (2011). This expansion has included children from a diverse range of contexts such as public and private schools, indigenous school shelters, urban shelters for vulnerable children, and rural communities.
Once again, thank you for your support to our initiative and to Mexico's childhood. Please let us know if you have more questions or comments.
good luck with the competition.. was a lot of fun and delight interviewing you and learning about how to promote empathy with sports. Looking forward to connecting in the future.
here's a link to the interview.
Dina Buchbinder & Edwin Rutsch: Building a Culture of Empathy with Sports
I appreciate your time and interest in our program. It was a pleasure speaking with you about our method of creating empathy from childhood.
Thank you for your effort in promoting initiatives like ours and I hope we can team up again to promote this important value.
thanks Dina, Was such a pleasure talking with you and seeing your passion and enthusiasm for your wonderful work. I posted your interview to;