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The conflict in Syria over the past ten years has affected all aspects of life, and most of us have information through the media about the magnitude of the humanitarian crisis caused by the war in Syria.
One of the worst consequences of the war, with its devastating effects on all aspects of economic, social and cultural life, is the significant negative impact it has on childhood and children who are the basis for creating a prosperous future for any country.
During the past ten years, the war in Syria deprived an entire generation of children of the most basic rights, such as safety and peace, education and the right to play.
Perhaps the latter is considered one of the most important child rights, for its importance in the child’s development in a healthy and correct manner, both physically and psychologically, and also for developing the child’s creative ability.
The United Nations, in addition to other humanitarian organizations, had an important and effective role in working to mitigate the effects of war on all aspects in general and on children in particular by lunching several programs and projects in most of the Syrian regions that can work in.
These programs focused on providing material and psychological support to enable children to continue their lives as normal as possible, so they can at least continue receiving education. And that by providing some equipment and support to the schools in addition to provide safe places for children to play and do some physical activities, due to its importance and its positive impact on promoting the child’s physical and psychological health, especially in the times of crisis.
The city of Salamiyah, is a small town located in the middle of Syria, was a major centre for the activity and work of these organizations. And that is for the positive role that this city played during the war. As it became a safe and secure place, for many vulnerable people who fled from the cities that were damaged, such as Homs, Hama and Aleppo.
The Secretary-General of the United Nations mentioned this about the city of Salamiyah in his report as an example of peaceful coexistence, tolerance and harmony between all sects and components of Syrian society.
Volleyball in Salamiyah is considered not just as a sport but as a culture and tradition. Therefore, Salamiyah is one of the most important volleyball centers in Syria and a source of supporting the national team in all its levels and in both genders. Due to that the activities of some organizations, such as UNICEF, in cooperation with civil society associations, have set up summer volleyball courses and camps for children. Because of the popularity of this sport and the passion of children for it.
VOLLEYBALL FOR FUTURE:
Is a project that works on the same approach of these organizations in providing support to children in all its forms, through playing volleyball, and in cooperation with civil society associations, schools and parents with the objective of:
- Increase the sport activity by attracting the largest number of Kids within the available capabilities to play volleyball. And providing all possible support, whether physical or psychological. In addition to helping to provide school-related support, including stationery, clothes, and so on, so that playing volleyball and sport activity is accompanied by the educational process, which is a major obstacle for families because of its high costs as a result of the crisis.
- Qualifying trainers through internal and external courses established by the Syrian, Asian or international volleyball federation.
- Cooperating with schools by providing possible support for the regular practice of volleyball in schools.
- Expansion in new areas to achieve the previously mentioned objectives and contribute to the development of Syrian volleyball, in order to achieve the vision of the International Volleyball Federation by “growing the Game”.
- Reaching the number of 50 Kids in both genders between the ages of 7-14 years. And work to provide all possible support, whether related to volleyball or school, or help to provide some support to families.
- At least 2 job opportunities as a coach, 1 job opportunity as an administrative and 5 opportunities as a trainee. (students from the College of sport Education who aim to work as coaches in the future).
- Cooperating with at least one school to offer volleyball sessions on a regular basis.
- Continuity in training during the winter, by preparing a place for that.
- Creating a virtual library prepared with all the necessary training & learning materials (videos, translated books, lectures…) In accordance with the plan of the development commission of International Volleyball Federation.
- Preparing a program to teach English for volleyball in order to qualify coaches at the international level.