Sports are a way of life for a lot of people around the globe. Most children in developing countries are not exposed to sports or any physical activity at a young age. There are several organizations that are devoted to ensuring all children, regardless of their socio-economic background, have access to sports. These organizations note the benefits of sports in developing children. It is quite unfortunate that some children actually want to participate in sports but are not allowed due to reasons such as a disability.
This article highlights the work of one such organization: Just Play Foundation. It is changing the lives of children with the help of a soccer ball. The Just Play Foundation is focused on using soccer to achieve four main goals:
- To reduce the risk factors of Non-Communicable Diseases
- To promote children’s rights and fight against child abuse