No one can solve the physical inactivity crisis, promote the right to play nor re-introduce Traditional Sports and Games into the daily lives of children and youth alone. For this reason, TAFISA and the Project Recall Team are proud to have established a collaboration with UNICEF UK and the Youth Sport Trust, which developed a collection of Traditional Sports and Games coming from the Commonwealth. These resources have been integrated to the Project Recall Website.
UNICEF is the world’s leading children’s organisation, working in over 190 countries. We ensure more of the world’s children are fed, vaccinated, educated and protected than any other organisation, and have done more to save children’s lives than any other organisation. All around the world, children love sport. It gives them the chance to have fun and be active. Yet sport is also a way of learning important values and life skills, including self-confidence, team work, communication, inclusion, discipline, respect and fair play. For this reason, sport is an important part of childhood. UNICEF is using the power of sport to transform children’s lives across the world.
The Youth Sport Trust is a charity that is building a brighter future for young people through PE and sport. Through 20 years of experience we have developed a unique way of maximising the power of sport to grow young people, schools and communities through the development of qualities including creativity, aspiration, resilience and empathy.
Although some sports are universal, some are specific to a culture or country. For the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), UNICEF and Youth Sport Trust developed a resource that features a collection of easy to play games from across the commonwealth for all ages and abilities. From New Zealand's Maori Ki-o-Rahi to Zambia's traditional Shomba, these games are a fun way for children to learn about different countries and get active.