Sports break barriers and unify different cultures and peoples

Established by the UN, the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace is celebrated today, April 6. In the shelters of Roraima, under the management of the Fraternity – International Humanitarian Federation (FIHF), sports play an invaluable role, as, in this time of pandemic, they contribute even more for the everyday co-existence among Venezuelan Indigenous children, youths and adults to be healthier and more participative.

Among the various sports enjoyed by the Indigenous people, volleyball and soccer stand out, which they practice with dedication. A striking characteristic of these people is their ability to work as a team and their physical dexterity which they have by nature. It was this dexterity that made the Humanitarian Fraternity (FIHF) strengthen and encourage good practice. In this time of pandemic, all preventive measures and cares are being taken to mitigate the risk of transmission of the coronavirus.

Their dedication to sports has become so intense that those in the shelter themselves have created a sports committee, to organize tournaments.

Joy, union, health, vibration… sports is life! Besides strengthening the potential for education and the civic development of citizens, sports also contribute to the breaking of linguistic and cultural barriers, and to encourage peaceful co-existence. They develop empathy, communication and discipline leading those who practice them to follow rules and stay busy with activities that add value to both individual life and collective consciousness.

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