COMMUNITY PROGRAM 10 – 15 YEARS
The Community Program reaches out to children between the ages 10 through 15. The program aims to provide children with access to Rugby as a sport. Participation on a Rugby team aids in the development of life skills and values as well as the overall mental and physical well being of every child.
The program aims to develop the following life-skills and values in the children:
Every session of Rugby is divided into four parts namely Fun and Fitness, LifeSkills, Rugby Skills and Reflection time.These life skills are interwoven into every component and debriefed through the Review and Reflection time at the end of every session. Children are encouraged to ask questions, think critically, engage in discussions and make connections to all aspects of life in their community.
In addition the nutrition supplementation component enables the program to focus on improving the all overall physical wellbeing of the children. Each child is given a high calorie, high protein snack at the end of the rugby session.
Counseling of our children in another major component of the community program. By both formal and informal means, by mentoring, playing side by side, and by providing opportunities for leadership, the children are taught that their lives are important. Some of them may go on to play rugby professionally, some may become teachers or coaches, but all children are shown that they have options. Despite being poor they have potential and value. The program encourages children to stay in school, to pursue vocational training and develop goals.
Quantifiable goals are to mainstream children into formal school, to increase school attendance, and to increase the number of children continuing up to grade 10.
By introducing them to the sport it further creates an opportunity to play Rugby both Nationally and Internationally.
Community Program Videos
Impact Indicators of the Community Program :
• School attendance and performance
• Rugby attendance
• Parent participation in rugby
• Measures of general health such as height and weight