Category Archives: SDP

SDP – an effective intervention in tackling youth development issues

The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act (2009) enacted by the Parliament of India while making (elementary) education a fundamental right to every child between the age of six and fourteen, laid emphasis on the importance of … Continue reading

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Parking vs. Playground

“We are more concerned about having parking spaces than playgrounds. As society we are pushing our children towards physical inactivity.” Talking about how sports promote healthy behaviour, one of the panelists at the 2014 Next Step Conference held earlier this … Continue reading

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Parents must be made important stakeholders for initiatives to succeed!

Parents need to be informed, sensitised and witness to the positive developments in their children to be able to heartily support the SDP organisations/individuals working with their children. Their support would notably add to the efforts put in by SDP … Continue reading

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Sports countering Social Problems – Few examples from India

Saying that sport has potential to change lives is not an exaggeration. However, the potential of sports to help attain various developmental objectives largely remains untapped in India. There are only a handful of initiatives (including both government and non-government) … Continue reading

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What is ‘Sports for Development’ and why we need it?

In simple terms ‘Sports for Development’ (S4D) could be defined as the use of sport in addressing complex sociopolitical issues such as education, poverty, social exclusion/inclusion, violent and non violent conflicts, post war and/or disaster trauma, gender justice, integrating marginalised … Continue reading

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