ULTIMATE FRISBEE + VALUE EDUCATION = ONE ALL
We use Ultimate Frisbee as a tool to teach value education to youth.
Ultimate Frisbee is a self-refereed, mixed gender, non-contact sport. The objective is to pass a disc with in the team in order to secure it in a goal zone.
The inbuilt qualities of the sport that make it a perfect tool for value education are:
Non-contact sport: there’s no physical roughness on the field
- Encourages heightened awareness of surroundings
- Compels players to be mindful of their actions
Mixed-gender sport: everyone plays together, which
- Increases gender sensitivity
- Empowers girls
- Encourages gender equality
Self-refereed sport: players own the game
- Necessitates team members to know rules
- Inculcates a spirit of fairness
- Encourages effective communication
- Leads players to identify, understand and express feelings
Value Education is what we want to impart with our curriculum.
We have designed a curriculum that integrates life skill development with sport and is complementary to conventional education systems. Our aim is to create a fun and friendly learning environment to spread knowledge and spark discussions on gender, personality, society, stereotyping and sexuality among others.
Our curriculum is based on spheres of interpersonal growth:
We deal with INDIVIDUAL awareness, then move on to relationships with FAMILY & FRIENDS and finally go to the understanding of our SOCIETY & the INFORMATION being thrown at us every day.
The lessons in our curriculum touch upon these topics:
To identify and handle emotions; to manage actions arising from these emotions
To strengthen interpersonal relationships and tackle peer pressure
To discover, accept and embrace yourself; to develop communication and decision-making skills
To educate about puberty and reproduction
Sex & Sexuality
To deliberate the social stigma surrounding sex and the issue of sexual abuse
To overcome gender stereotypes and shun violence
To deal with rejection from the opposite sex; to discuss marriage and societal norms