Indigenous Games

 

Indigenous games are a very important part of a people’s heritage and culture. They preserve age old traditions and stories of the people. These games have the power to promote reconciliation and also enhance social cohesion while developing lifelong skills in children. From observation, these games are threatened by extinction in the North West Region of Cameroon as many communities adopt and valorize contemporary games more, yet there is lack of infrastructure for these contemporary games and also the presence of exclusion. It is against this backdrop that we are promoting and professionalizing indigenous games in order not to only help children get reconnected to their roots, but to also create an inclusive atmosphere where children can develop social and cognitive skills and thrive. it is also a space for intercultural dialogue 

 

Feature story

The intricacies and dynamics of these indigenous sports are quite unique to communities and SHF is leveraging the enormous potentials of these participatory sports to enhance intercultural and social cohesion.

Project updates
Living in a community where cultural differences have become a source of conflict, the world Cultural Diversity day becomes an important day for the people in anglophone Cameroon regions. SHF carried out acts of charity, sharing writing materials and information to the children.
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Indigenous games tell stories of history, heritage and culture through the processes and songs. They encourage interactions and communication among players. Friendships are built, misunderstandings resolved on these grounds and skills and good values are learnt.
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Indigenous games tell stories of history and culture through the processes and sounds. They encourage interaction and communication among players. They promote values of sports such as teamwork, fairness, discipline and respect Read the full report of our activities HERE.
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"I keep thinking to myself, how can we make it better and more fun for these children. Isn’t that what we do? We look after each other to protect humanity. Arts, Culture, and Sports have proven to be innovative and inclusive tools..."
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Indigenous Games are an important tool in the preservation of the culture of a people. Unfortunately, these games are gradually becoming extinct. SHF is reviving and professionalising these games through Research and Development, trainings and tournaments. We are Making Stars of Our Own.
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