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Sports 4 Development

Sport has a universal language - Nonviolence. This infinite potential has been used globally as a means of healing wounds, repairing barriers and overcoming differences.“Sport is increasingly seen as an important means to help the United Nations achieve its goals, in particular the Millennium Development Goals.” Ban Ki-moon, former United Nations Secretary-General. The sport for development program is seen as a way of instilling respect for opponents and rules, teamwork, sportsmanship, determination and discipline. This is a platform where children in the North West Region can develop and improve their talents.  This program improves on the health of children and equally fosters their personal growth and development. The sport for development program promotes social cohesion, intercultural dialogue, peace and community development.  We believe that children in armed conflict need all the support and guidance they can get, in reaching their full potential.

Football for Peace

Sport has a universal language - Nonviolence. This infinite potential has been  used globally as a means of healing wounds, repairing barriers and overcoming differences. Football is among one of the world's most popular sports and has over time become a vehicle to promote bilateral relations, strengthen peace and promote development. Ndamba Yamo seeks to foster peace and development through football in the North west region of cameroon. Its uniqueness is revealed in the holistic approach that will empower participants and communities by engaging them in the design and delivery of activities, building local capacity, adhering to generally accepted principles of transparency and accountability, and pursuing sustainability through collaboration, partnerships and coordinated action.   

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 life long skills in children. From observation, these games are threatened by extinction in the North West Region of Cameroon as many communities adopt and valorise 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 professionalising 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.   

Tournaments

From observation, sports competitions have proven to be a source of unity among members of most communities in Bamenda. Competitions have the power of building valuable skills like teamwork, leadership, and discipline. We organize sports for development tournaments to create a safe space where children can freely showcase their skills and potentials, while competing amongst them for a prize. These tournaments serve as an avenue for social cohesion and inclusivity, promotion of peace and a source of income for the participants. These competitions are not only of benefits to children, but to the community at large thereby encouraging intercultural dialogue, tolernace and cohesion through healthy competitions.

"Reviving and professionalising traditional sports-The big vision through SHF's CEO's pen."

Remember when, many years ago, probably in your early teens, you would play games that were unlike like the games you watch on TV today, - jumping ropes, hand joggling stones, dodging being shot at?
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Reviving and professionalising traditional sports-The big vision through SHF's CEO's pen.

Reviving and professionalising traditional sports-The big vision through SHF's CEO's pen.

  Njobati Sylvie, Founder Sysy House of Fame poses for a photo in her home. (Photo credits - Tafor K) ...

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