Education & Peace through Sport Program 7th April, 2017
AK Physical Education and Sport (PES) Program was launched in 2017 with the objective of engaging Pakistani children in sports for mental and physical strength and effecting peace. Children of all ages are taught specific skills along with instructions on health, fitness, food and hygiene through participation in a wide range of sports. Sport is also used as a means for children to engage with their communities and taking entrepreneurial initiatives.
The Program runs both Annual School Programs and Exclusive Exeat Programs. Phase 1 of the Annual School Program was completed successfully on 23rd May, 2017 at a local Govt. school in Lahore, Pakistan. Students from the ages of 4 – 12 years were introduced to the sport of Tennis by certified coaches. They were also taught warm-up, cool-down and fitness exercises and modified games. Older students (aged 13 – 17 years) were taught Handball, Volleyball and Basketball. Sports training was combined with inter-active discussions on food health, quiz games on the theory and science of sports, body conditioning, fitness and ways of engaging with local communities through sport festivals.