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Gowon Estate Sports and Community Programm

Lagos, Nigeria

Gowon Estate Sports and Community Programm

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The Gowon Estate Sports and Community Programme is a social and ecological sports project in Lagos, Nigeria.

F. Heinl from PLAY!YA e.V.Write a message

Junge Nigerianer/innen wollen ihr Leben selbst bestimmen, ihre Zu­kunft ge­stal­ten, ihr Land ver­än­dern. Die ge­sell­schaft­lichen Um­stände sind je­doch schwie­rig: Feh­lende Jobs und Perspek­tiven, Kor­rup­tion und Ge­walt, Recht­losig­keit und Armut prägen ihren Alltag und füh­ren zu Frustra­tion. Das Gowon Estate Sports and Com­munity Pro­gramme arbei­tet daran, mit Sport für sozialen Wandel zu sorgen. Ziel ist es, für die gesamte Nachbarschaft eine frei zu­gäng­liche Sport- und Frei­zeit­anlage mit sozialem Cha­rakter zu schaf­fen.


Englisch
The Gowon Estate Sports and Community Programme is
a social and ecological sports project in Lagos, Nigeria.

The central objectives
> to provide space for young people and the community to exercise sport
> to offer focused programmes in order to tackle the existing social problems
> to include the community and young people in planning, decision-making and implementation

Active participation and ownership are basic principles of the project. Discussions and decisions are made by and for the community.
The proactive approach forms part of the overall philosophy. Core values like respect, solidarity and mutual learning
form part and at the same time are derived from of sporting activities. With sport as the common denominator, in the long-run
the GEf project will contribute to social development by providing space and opportunities for physical activity, learning
and community engagement.

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