The initiatives we champion and the ideas we aim to promote.
REPLAY RELIVE RECREATE
First launched in 2014, three months post-typhoon Haiyan, with the main objective to build the capacity of PE teachers and coaches on the use of sports as tool for psychosocial relief and community engagement. Through partnerships and donations from local and international organizations, SportPhil provided support and training to nearly 200 participants, many of whom continue to apply today the methods taught to them in encouraging social interaction and rekindling a sense of hope among their students.
For more information on the 3R program, click here.
Sport for Women’s Empowerment and Employment in the Philippines
The seemingly lack of support for Filipino women in sports essentially came from the lack of opportunity being given to them, which has led to the founding of the SWEEP program or the Sport for Women’s Empowerment and Employment in the Philippines.
With a coinciding conference held March 8, 2014, at the Philippine Women’s University (PWU), led by Dr. Sarah Hillyer and Dr. Ashleigh Huffman from the University of Tennessee Center for Sport, Peace, and Society, Ms. Akiko Thomson-Guevara, president of the Philippine Olympians Association, and Ms. Marielle Benitez, national football player and coach, a series of talks educated the audience on the current status and importance of getting Filipino women into sports, whether for passion or profession.
For more information on SWEEP, click here.