MILES, an integrated sports education programme for adolescents and youth student populations in middle-high schools and colleges has been launched. The programme has been initiated by EduSports, a sports education organisation.
The multi-sport development programme is led by students themselves. Under the programme, students follow a curriculum designed to help them develop leadership and social-emotional skills, besides improving their physical fitness using sports as a medium.
The program is currently being used by the students of Azim Premji University, Bangalore, Universal Business School, Maharashtra and a few K-12 schools in Tamil Nadu. More than 500 students are part of the project as of now, a release said.
MILES incorporats a learning methodology for leadership development which is based on a framework developed by Leading2Play. This has been developed by American psychologist Dr George Selleck an advisor with the company.
The framework puts children in charge of designing, leading and engaging their peers in sports and fitness activities. The MILES program engaged students in sports such as cricket, football, volleyball, basketball, throwball, frisbee, touch rugby and kabbadi, among others.
At present, Edusports works with over 650 schools and covering over five lakh children. The company aims to target over 10,000 students and plans to partner with over 50 schools and colleges in the next 12 to 18 months, the release said.
“Through MILES we intend to help students to re-engage with sports at a life-style level, and make them future-ready by developing their social-emotional skills and fitness levels,” said Parminder Gill, co-founder and business head at EduSports.
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