Promoting physical activity

10 April 2015

With rising levels of childhood obesity, its appropriate that the YMCA PAKT programme should explore how to promote physical activity among children and their parents. Staff and volunteers recently met in Portlaoise to review how they could creatively introduce new activities and in particular look at how they could introduce games that children play in other parts of the YMCA world, including “African football” which is played barefoot and with a ball made of banana leaves! As part of the YMCA World Challenge during YMCA Founder’s Week ( June 2-6) , local YMCAs will be involved in raising awareness of the realities facing communities such as Sierre Leone as it deals with the after-math of the Ebola crisis.