WORLD MERIT SOUTH AFRICA & HYPE- UK HOST VIBRANT PARKS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AT GREEN POINTPARK,CAPETOWN On the 27th of October 2018, HYPE- UK; in partnership with World Merit South Africa hosted a Vibrant Parks Project in Green Point Park, Cape Town. The vision for the International Vibrant Parks Programme is to attract young people to get involved in the activities of the programme and inspire participants to start similar initiatives in green spaces in their local communities. The main aim of the event was to engage volunteers, particularly between the ages 16-30; young people to say, to assist delivering the Vibrant Parks Programmes; In this regard, World Merit Council Members and by-passers in the park become involved in the Nature Quiz and Bug Search in the par â€“ involving other young people in the game as well. World Merit was particularly instrumental in providing guidance and leadership for assisting young people to understand the 17 UN SDGs and how the SDGs can be incorporated into International Vibrant Park Programme.
people were engaged on issues concerning the environment, water resources and well-being of humans through creative activities such as the Nature quiz which addresses two SDGs, namely; Life on Land (SDGs 15) and Quality Education (SDG 4). In Mitchells Plain and Muizenberg, HYPE hosted a soccer skills coaching programme for young people. The programme enabled the youth to come together for the passion for football. Football is considered a universal language across the world through which young people may express their talent and culture whilst developing some sort of bond through sportsmanship.
A Dance Workshop was also carried out during the week-long visit as part of the HYPE activities and this placed focus on SDG 3 Good Health and Well Being. The President stated that access to intervention initiatives such as Vibrant Parks could generate and catalyse change in the communities of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Furthermore, there is an opportunity for HYPE and World Merit South Africa to expand the Vibrant Parks event in Green Point Park to include local media and organisation in creating local platforms of entrepreneurship development, reclaiming public spaces and promotion of gender equality.
HYPE uses Football to accomplish the United Nations Sustainable Goals through the facilitation of soccer coaching, particularly SD3 (Good Health) and SDG 4 (QualDuring the Nature Quiz and Bug ity Education). Search at Green Point Park, young
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