600 children participate in “Sport for Development” event

Damascus, SANA – With the participation of more than 600 children, activities of the “Sport for Development” Project continued at al-Jalaa Sports city in Mazzeh in Damascus.

The event is organized by the Syrian Commission for Family Affairs in cooperation with the UN Children’s Rights & Emergency Relief Organization (UNICEF), the General Sports Federation and Syria’s Scouts.

The project aims at providing psychological and social support for youths and children through a set of sports, entertainment and educational activities that motivate them to continue their studies.

The organizers said the event has drawn large numbers of participants ranging from 7 to 18 years old, noting that the event is held in cooperation with a number of local clubs.

The project began last July and is scheduled to last until the end of the year. It will be held in five different provinces, including Sweida.

 

M. Nassr/H. Said

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