Play - to run and be free, to be a child.
Play is at the very crux of what we do at ONEXONE: It's about allowing kids the chance to just be kids! Play is what happens when a child isn't worrying about where his next meal is coming from, or when a young girl isn't spending hours out of each day collecting clean water for her household. A simple game of catch or scoring a goal in a soccer match; these precious moments of joy capture what it is to enjoy childhood, to experience just being a kid.
ONEXONE realizes children's happiness, their carefree enthusiasm, is a precious and finite thing that must be nurtured. To that end, ONEXONE together in partnership with Right To Play, initiated sport and play activities along the Sudanese border in Eastern Chad to engage children in refugee camps.
This initiative provided play activities to a total of 12,630 children, and trained 359 coaches and teachers in the effective facilitation of inclusive sport and play activities. Safe play spaces were created including football, netball, basketball, and volleyball courts, and sports equipment was procured and distributed.
Play programs like this one help to promote healthy lifestyle behavior and social development, develop life skills, and foster peace and happiness by providing structure and normalization in the lives of children in disadvantaged communities. These programs