Remember the night you were too jumpy and excited, unable to go to sleep?
Remember that sunny beautiful morning you skipped all the way to school, antsy for the first sign of bright decorations?
Well, I had that moment, and it was the morning of the Sports Day.
After a long absence, we were finally able to hold a Sports Day for the students of our 5 non-formal education centers this February. Big thanks to Felissimo Corporation who made this possible with their generous donation.
NFE sports day is an annual event held at each of 5 centers. Sports themselves have a vital role in making a child sound physically as well as mentally. On the day, we also wish to promote other KnK activities in the area to gain support and understanding by wider local community.
The sports day began with a welcome speech by our staff. The chief guest took the salute and then the oath ceremony was held. The event was followed by the hoisting of the flag by the Community Watch Group member as children sang to the national anthem of Bangladesh.
Later the students got together to play all of their favorite sports and cultural program, which was decided by the social workers and children at each centers.
There were varieties of activities that each child could participate in whether it was running race, one legged fight “cock fighting”, dancing, singing or drawing. The children who stood first, second and the third were given prizes at the ceremony of the event.
Due to a large numbers of community participation, we not only succeeded in raising awareness about education among the parents, but also promoting and gaining support from the community members for vocational training and cooperative activities that KnK conduct in the area. One government school teacher even confirmed us to order school uniforms for their students from next year. Huge thanks to everyone who participated and supported us for the Sports Day!
Reported by Miho Watanabe, Project Coordinator