Game Jordan rounds up their first year...

The "Sports for All in the Street and Organized by Youth" project was organized in Jordan by Jordan Youth Innovation Forum and in cooperation with GAME, one of the top 200 NGOs in the world, funded by the Youth grant of the Danish Arab Partnership Program. The project aims to use street sports as a tool for social change and increase the opportunities of Jordanian youth by empowering them and building their capacity, and to create safe spaces for children to practice street sports. The Forum implemented two youth training camps within the project, as street sports is a powerful tool for empowering young people to be the leaders of social change in their regions. 88 volunteers which are called "playmakers" participated in the two training camps in Amman, and more than 40% of them were females. The playmakers organized 17 weekly practices for the children in five play areas spread between Amman and Ramtha. The practices focused on street football and basketball, and were held by the supervision of the Jordan Youth Innovation Forum. The biggest event of this year "GAME Finals Amman – 2018" took place last Friday, October the 19th, at the King Abdullah II parks in Muqabalayn. Over 674 children were enrolled in 134 teams for football and basketball to compete in different categories based on their age. There was 10 gold-medal-winner teams in football and 4 in basketball. Ali Haddad, the Executive Director of the Jordan Youth Innovation Forum, said: "The program has added many values to both playmakers and children. This has been increasingly noticeable during the first year of the project as it gave the playmakers the opportunity to get out of their comfort zone, and to work in different tasks to gain more experience and empower their skills and competence, while the children developed a more attentive behavior, showed commitment and build trust with the playmakers. And this counts as indicators of our success in implementing the project, which we are proud of. " In the next three years, the program will be expanded in the Kingdom, where workshops and training camps will be held in various regions to get out of the capital to the less fortunate areas, where it will hold several weekly exercises on basketball....