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Comité Olímpico Nacional de Moçambique
A key date on the National Olympic Committee’s (NOC) calendar, Olympic Day in Mozambique is about more than simply getting active. It is also an opportunity to educate local youngsters about vital issues affecting their community, including the environment, HIV/AIDS and malaria. It is also an occasion to spread the Olympic values and demonstrate how they can positively impact people’s lives.
Boane Olympafrica Centre, 28 June 2014.
The NOC of Mozambique organised an Olympic Day that focused on education, awareness-raising and getting active. It provided lessons on the Olympic values of excellence, friendship, and respect, and how they can be applied on and off the field of play.
Actions and outcomes included:
The Government; the District Directorate of Education, Culture and Technology of Boane; National Federations; coaches, teachers and volunteers.
The NOC of Mozambique wants to invite more Olympians and Paralympians to share their experiences and inspiring stories with the local children, as this has proved to be an effective way of conveying the role of sport and its values in society. The NOC will also strive to develop new ways to ensure the Olympic values are prevalent and can make a positive impact on society year round.
The NOC of Mozambique used a mix of physical and educational activities to engage the youth of the Boane region and demonstrate the many life lessons sport can deliver. By providing lessons about the environment, health and the Olympic values, the young participants took home some important messages to help them succeed both on and off the field of play.