The project aims to teach Sport and Physical Education and provide sport materials in schools in Uttara, Dhaka. This project will focus on providing physical educators and
sport materials to schools. It is expected that through the provision of sport and physical education to children and young men will have direct and positive effect on the well-being of the youth in the communities where they live.STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM & JUSTIFICATION
After a research made in many schools, we discovered that there is neither sport nor physical education in school program in Bangladesh and hence physical education is not included in the school programme/curriculum being it private or government schools. Nevertheless a very few private schools have it but practically they are not doing it. We visited a few schools in Uttara and were very disappointed to hear the schools principals saying that sport and physical education are being taught in the classrooms.
Why do we need physical education in schools? There are many reasons why physical education and sports should be taught in schools some of which are listed below:
i) Theoretical teachings class after class and day after day can become boring and
children lose concentration especially after two or so consecutive classroom
teaching. An hour of outdoor games can break this cycle of boredom and refresh
the students mind and hence improve their concentration
ii) Gym class helps students manage stress while boosting their mood. Children who
participate in physical education may enjoy increased self-esteem as a result of
excelling in sports.
iii) Gym teachers often split students into teams to play sports such as volleyball and
baseball. While playing on a team, students learn how to alternate between acting
as a leader and support to others. They also learn conflict management. Students
learn how to win and lose graciously, treating their peers with respect without
regard to outcomes. The social nature of physical education also encourages
different groups of friends to mix.
iv) Students who are not naturally athletic may still enjoy the mental benefits of
physical education as they learn to push their limits. Students learn how to solve
problems by playing sports. They may also build character as they set goals and
seek improvement in gym class activities.
It is because of the many benefits of sports and physical education that we are committed to
bring a change and introduce teaching Sport and Physical Education in 10 Private Schools in and around Uttara to begin with and scale up within two years. The project will provide the targeted schools with physical educators and sport materials to help the school children enhance their holistic development, fostering their physical, social and emotional health. Activities included in the program will be designed in such a way to promote physical fitness, to develop motor skills, to instill knowledge and understanding of rules, concepts, and strategies, and to teach students to work as part of a team, or as individuals, in a wide variety of competitive activities.
IV- PROJECT DETAILThe project AIM
The primary aim of physical education is to equip students with the knowledge, skills,
capacities, and values along with the enthusiasm to maintain a healthy lifestyle into adulthood.
The specific objectives
1) To introduce sport and physical education in 10 private schools in Uttara in 2 years
2) To teach sport and physical education to one thousand (1000) students in ten (10)
Private schools from 2013 – 2015.
3) To provide all the sport materials to ten (10) private schools in Uttara in 2 years