We Care We Sport is a project financed by the European Union under the Erasmus+ program aimed to promote sport in sport disaster intervention.
After a training period dedicated to develop sport skills of NGOs volunteers and to improve and test the capacities of sport staff to work in post disaster context, we will implement concrete sport actions to help population in Turkey to recover from the in earthquake area; in addition will organize sport events with the double aim of testing capacities acquired during the training and of providing people escaped from war or natural disaster with opportunities to improve their physical and mental health.
The entire process enables us to produce resources for learning how to use sport in post disaster intervention, to involve 140+ (volunteers and sport staff), 200+people attending sport actions and events and to engage 90+ fellow NGOs, Sport Associations, and civic protection organizations to contribute to the project implementation sending participants and to pledge for the uptake and the follow up.
Learning resources, lessons learning analysis and an handbook will be finally shared, disseminated and transferred to fellow organization and interested parties in the Programme Area. Our ambition derives from the urgent need to use all possible means to help population in disaster areas, but also form partners’ conviction that Sport can play a role in the recovery process after an earthquake, and other natural and man-made disasters in different ways. Such a belief comes from partners past experience: SPELL (T) that volunteers for inclusive sport for all since its establishment, from USMA – a grassroots sport organization, that already collaborated with NGOs in disaster and poor areas of the world investing in sport for people health and recovery, CERC which works to raise skills of youths and volunteers in diverse contexts and develops research about sport community psychology, and by BONSAI that daily cooperates with volunteering associations, civic society organizations and sport clubs.