Speed Activities

PR: INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE

 RUGBY GOES TO MUTHUR


Colombo, 6th  April 2016: Sport for Peace, Education, Empowerment and Development (SPEED), a national Non-Governmental Organization in partnership with the Rugby Football Union of Sri Lanka, and the Eastern Provincial Council organized a tag rugby training,  6th April 2016, in Paddithidel Maha Vidyalaya, Pattithidal,  Muthur Sri Lanka as part of the events organised to celebrate the international day of Sport for Development and Peace.

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Sport: A Tool for Development & Peace Building

Vositha Wijenayake

Sport has long being recognised as a tool for peace promotion. Its disregard for borders across nations, and the ability to bring together societies has enabled sports to play a significant role in promoting social integration, and economic development. Sport is also a powerful tool to address many issues of the society, including the promotion of peace and development. Having the capacity to strengthen social ties and networks, promote ideals of peace, fraternity, solidarity, non-violence, tolerance and justice, sport could further provide avenues to address issues in post conflict situations, and bring create solidarity among different peoples.

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Celebrating the International Day of Sport - 2016

On the 6th of April 2016, SPEED organization in collaboration with the Rugby Football Union of Sri Lanka and the Ministry of Sport, Eastern Provincial Council is celebrating the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) by bringing tag rugby programme for underprivileged youth in Muthur which was an area deeply affected by three decades of war.

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Polymetric training program

SPEED supported a research initiative of the Sports Science Department of the University of Sabaragamuwa to determine the effect of six weeks plyometric training program on the acceleration and explosive power in grade eight male students in Abhayapura Maha Vidyalaya, Trincomalee.

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Improving badminton skills

SPEED supported a research exercise conducted by students of the Sport Science Department of the University of Sabaragamuwa on utilizing video evidence to improve the badminton skills of beginners. 

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