UNESCO – Youth & Sport Funshop in Manila, Philippines
Sport and the SDGs Youth fun shop is a program sponsored by UNESCO and the Philippine Sport Commission, supported by the Asian Development Bank through its Youth for Asia initiative. This program is for young leaders from the ASEAN Member States and Timor-Leste to participate in a sport. Meanwhile the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) ‘funshop’ is specially designed to enhance meaningful youth participation in sport policy design, foster cooperation across the region and make the case for sport as an important development tool. This is the first cohort of the Sport And The SDGs Youth organised by the UNESCO.
The 3 day program is both learning and action-based, complete with obstacle courses, interaction with local youth and field trip to visit and participate actively in local grass-roots sport for development programmes .
22 out of hundreds that applied from all over ASEAN region were chosen to be a part of the funshop to deliver a TED-style talk in Manilla to an audience of fellow-youth advocates for the power of sport.
2) OBJECTIVE OF THE PROGRAM
The objective of this program is to advocate SDGs and Sport Policy among youth aged 18 – 30 year olds and to apply it in order to help the community in their society.
3) THE SGDs
The program is targeted 8 SGDs for sport. Below is the list of SGDs.
1) IMPROVED HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF ALL, AT ALL AGES (SDG3)
- INCLUSIVE, SAFE, RESILIENT AND SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND SETTLEMENTS (SDG11)
- QUALITY EDUCATION, AND LIFELONG LEARNING FOR ALL AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT THROUGH SPORT (SDG4)
- PEACEFUL, INCLUSIVE AND EQUITABLE SOCIETIES (SDG16)
- ECONOMIC GROWTH & FULL AND PRODUCTIVE EMPLOYMENT AND WORK FOR ALL (SGD8)
- GENDER EQUALITY AND THE EMPOWERMENT OF ALL WOMEN AND GIRLS (SGD5)
- SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION PATTERNS AND URGENT ACTIONS TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE AND ITS IMPACTS (SDG12 & 13)
- EFFECTIVE, ACCOUNTABLE AND INCLUSIVE INSTITUTIONS AT ALL LEVELS (SDG10)
In this program the participants discussed the relevant SGDs and sport policies related to each country. For Malaysia, I am representing BTOP sport academy and my SDGs focused on SDG 3 (IMPROVED HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF ALL, AT ALL AGES) and SDG 8 (ECONOMIC GROWTH & FULL AND PRODUCTIVE EMPLOYMENT AND WORK FOR ALL).
- DAY 1 : WELCOMING SPEECH AND PRESENTATION
The banner of the Funshop which is called “SPORT AND THE SDGs YOUTH FUNSHOP”.
CHAIRMAN WILLIAN RAMIREZ, He explained the rules and regulation of the program and declared the opening of the Funshop.
- DAY 2 / SESSION 1 : OVERVIEW OF THE KAZAN ACTION PLAN & ASEAN WORK PLAN ON SPORTS 2016-2030.
Caroline Baxter Tresise, UNESCO. The Kazan Action Plan is an international reference for developing sport policy and programmes and measuring progress in these areas. Fully integrated with the UN agenda 2030 / Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) , the KAP covers 20 specific policy areas across three themes: inclusive access for all to sport; maximising the contribution of sport to sustainable development and peace and protecting the integrity of sport.
SESSION 3 : FIRST YOUTH PRESENTATIONS
GROUP 1 : HEALTH AND PEACE (SDGS 3 & 16)
1.Generations for Peace (Indonesia)
2. Race2Share (Singapore/Ph)
3. Youth Action for Choice (Vietnam)
4. Sport Impact (Timor Leste)
GROUP 2 : SECOND YOUTH-PRESENTATIONS : HEALTH & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (SDGS 3 &8)
2. BTop Sport Academy (Malaysia)
3. Spike and Serve Volleyball (Philippines)
4. Girls Got Game (Philippines)
GROUP 3 : GENDER EQUALITY (SDG 5)
1. Sports for Social Change (Cambodia)
2. Bee Force (Cambodia)
3. 2030 Youth Force (Vietnam)
4. Action for Change Foundation (Timor-Leste)
GROUP 4 : EDUCATION & SOCIAL INCLUSION (SDGS 4 & 10)
1. KDM Violence Against & Garuda Baru Sport for Devt Program (Indonesia)
2. Res Cross Society, Univ of East Yangon (Myanmar)
3. Youth Sports Advocacy (Philippines)
4. Crowdsukan (Malaysia)
GROUP 5 : CITIES & THE ENVIRONMENTS (SDGS 11 & 13)
1. NPB Team (Lao PDR)
2. Azahar Yoga Foundation (Cambodia)
3. University Football (Myanmar)
GROUP 6 : DISASTER RISK REDUCTION & THE EFFECT OF CLIMATE CHANGE (SDGS 12 & 13)
1. Fundlife (Philippines)
2. Advocates for Sports Based Social Responsibility (Thailand)
3. Childs Pose Yoga Project (Philippines)
DAY 2 / SESSION 2 : MY PRESENTATION
My organisation is a social entrepreneur focused on youth development using football. I mentors and teaches English to Malaysian youth. His organisation, BTOP, is based on three pillars, physical health, emotional well-being and life-skills development and his programmes seek to achieve these goals through.
DURING QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION.III) DAY 3 : FIELD TRIP TO MALABON
Our field trip was filled with joy and understanding more of the people in Malabon. The city in the top part of Metro Manila was full of Family that is going through Poverty. The problem that the city faced are Funds for school is limited, many children did not go to school due to this fact. Hundreds of children there did not have a proper cloth to wear and they would also implore the tourist to give them money. For example, we went to the cathedral in Malabon. Children age 3 to 5 was begging for every cent that they could find.
Many organisation came and helped support these poor children in Malabon. We visited a MuayThai Training Camp for those that could not go to school and create another career for them to focus and be a better person in their lives.
Overall, the trip had taught us how to help with our own community in these situation.
I believe that UiTM itself can make all the SDGs come to a reality. I strongly suggest we put our effort on SDG 3(IMPROVED HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF ALL, AT ALL AGES), 4(QUALITY EDUCATION, AND LIFELONG LEARNING FOR ALL AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT THROUGH SPORT), 12 & 13 (SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION PATTERNS AND URGENT ACTIONS TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE AND ITS IMPACTS). It is very doable and positive impact will be the result of all these actions.
Conclusion, the program taught me many learning point in life and how to improve it. It has proven why we as a human-being should others that is suffering from poverty. It is not the life they choose, it is the life that they are born into. We can make this world a better place. Someone needs to help, so be that someone that always lend a hand to help. It was a very different fun shop compared to other fun shop that I had been to. Great exposure and experience.