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To engage unemployed and out-of-school youth in sports activities at under-used venues, as an entry-point  to other education/training opportunities

What is the Olympic Truce?

posted Aug 30, 2012, 6:47 AM by Rise St. Lucia

What is the Olympic Truce? It is an ancient tradition that calls for truce during the Olympic games to allow a peaceful environment for the games and safe passage for the participants. The UK is committed to the Olympic Truce and promoting peace and unity through sports. That is why they are supporting the RISE (St. Lucia) Inc. Sports Initiative. Learn more about their programs and the Olympic Truce on their website: http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/global-issues/london-2012/olympic-truce.

Sports Initiative Launch

posted Aug 30, 2012, 6:44 AM by Rise St. Lucia

Learn more about the new sports initiative that started in March 2012!


Sports Initiative Launch!

posted Aug 29, 2012, 1:28 PM by Rise St. Lucia

A Sports Initiative designed to engage unattached and out-of-school youth in sports, the brainchild of Joseph “Reds” Perriera, was launched on March 24th ’12 in Vieux Fort under the auspices of the Honourable Prime Minister, Dr. Kenny D. Anthony along with the British High Commissioner.
 
National Sports Associations (Football, Netball, Volleyball, Boxing, Basketball), Sacred Sports Foundation, Ministry of Youth & Sports and RISE (St. Lucia) Inc., and two hotel chains Coconut Bay and Sandals Resorts, will collaborate in this youth development initiative to offer free training (to players and coaches), in these five sporting disciplines, beginning in April ’12.
 
The goal of the project is to engage unattached youth, using sports and related opportunities, to occupy their time, to offer a meal, and also to reconnect them to available education, training and employment avenues, improving their quality of life. The programme builds on the availability of sporting facilities during the week and is in sync with the mandate of the Ministry of Youth & Sports and the national Sporting Associations to develop “grass roots” projects that will engage youth in the interest of the development of sport, and youth development in general. It is anticipated to start in two venues – the Phillip Marcellin grounds, Vieux Fort on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 am to 12 noon, and to be expanded to other communities depending on its success.
 
RISE wishes to thank the British High Commission as well as Coconut Bay and Sandals Resorts for ready support of this project, and to invite the corporate sector and interested sporting persons to offer their support.

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