SRC holds youth games

HARARE - The Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) Harare province section will host Provincial qualifiers for the Youth Education through Sport (YES) National Festival at Zinyengere Primary School and Kutsaga grounds in Epworth this weekend.

The programme, a brain child of the SRC initiated in 1999, aims at inculcating socially and morally acceptable values among the young people using the platform of sport.

The programme has three components which are sport, community projects and peer education.

Sport is used as the medium through which the youths are taught the importance of preserving the environment, decision making, confidence building, the dangers of drug abuse, HIV and Aids among other important issues.

38 teams from Harare’s eight districts are expected to compete over two days with the winners expected to proceed to the regional qualifiers, which will involve provincial representatives from Manicaland, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East and Mashonaland West scheduled for November 17, again in Epworth.

The National YES Festival will take place in December in Bulawayo as a forerunner to the 11th edition of the Zimbabwe National Youth Games set for August next year.

The 38 boys and girls teams will compete in football, netball and volleyball in a competition that has the support of Plan Zimbabwe.

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