About the Organisation
Pro Sport Development is an award-winning organisation dedicated to using sport for the holistic development of children and youth, through direct implementation of sport and development programs, training of facilitators and evaluating the impact of sport and development programs.
About the Cause
Since September 2015, Pro Sport Development (PSD) has been implementing the Community Sports Program in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, working with children from low-income families, studying in under-resourced schools in various slum settlements. PSD utilizes physical activity and multi-sports to aid in the holistic development of children between the ages of 5-15 years, by improving their physical health and well-being as well as social, personality and cognitive development.
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and nationwide lockdown that has followed, schools in Bhubaneswar have been closed till at least June 2020 and our programs in the city have come to a halt. However, we are committed to continue working with our participants, especially in these times of crisis.
During this time, PSD has been looking to engage with participants in innovative ways. We have utilised online mediums such as Whatsapp and social media to reach out to our participants with videos consisting of fitness routines to remain physically active at home, as well as engaging DIY arts and crafts.
In order to further develop this interaction, we are looking for professional athletes who can volunteer to create motivational video messages in Odia for children to raise awareness on safety measures against COVID-19, and the importance to stay healthy and physically fit. These videos will be educational, as well as provide motivation for children in these very difficult and challenging times!
The intended beneficiaries for these videos are children aged 5-15 from PSD’s Community Sports Program in Bhubaneswar. PSD will share the video messages with children and their parents through Whatsapp as well as social media platforms. Additionally, PSD will also share these videos with partner grassroots sports for development organisations in order to reach out to more children and youth.
The intended volunteers for these video messages are professional athletes who can speak in Odia. Video messages from 2 athletes should take a maximum of 2-3 hours each to make.