The Impact of Sport For all Programs and its Implementation in Gambella Administrative Town

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Addis Abeba university


The purpose of the study was to describe the impacts of sport for all programs and its implementation in Gambella Administrative town, to suggest effective and appropriate ways in order to avoid or minimize challenges in public participation. To these end, attempts were made to identify influence in public participation in sport and examining the participation of every individuals including girls and persons with disabilities in sport activities. Moreover, the study was proposed more effective and appropriate methods to enhance every individual’s participation in sport regardless of sex, age, economical status and peoples with disabilities. The study was conducted on three randomly selected high schools, Gambella administrative town youth and sport office, Gambella sport commission and sport for all participants. From these sample high schools, sample of physical education teachers and students were selected by using availability sampling and stratified sampling techniques respectively, from both sample of Gambella administrative town youth and sport experts and sport for all participants were selected by availability sampling techniques. The required data were gathered from sample schools, physical education teachers, students, sport experts and sport for all participants by using questionnaire, semistructured interview and observation. After the data were collected from these samples in these ways, the questionnaire data was analyzed and interpreted by using frequency and percentage, data from semistructured interview and observation were summarized shortly by the researcher. The finding of the study revealed that there were problems in implementation of sport for all, of which the most important were discrimination of girls and people with disability in sport activity, lack of facilities and materials, lack of awareness of the significance of physical activity, role model influence, family influence, limited opportunities and programs for participation, training and competition. The findings of the study also indicated that there were many factors in the public participation of sport, lack of motivation, sport professionals did not give attention for the societies, limited access of information and resource, peer group influence, lack of media coverage, religious attitude and the curriculum does not address the needs, interests and capacity of girls and people with disability. Lastly, as it is evident from the findings in the study, suggestions forwarded to enhance the participation of every individuals in sport, like creating the opportunities of awareness of sport or physical activity, improving availability of materials and facilities, demonstrating the role models of parents, friends and teachers, creating conducive environment, presence of sport expert-societies communication and school mini-media were founded to be effective and appropriate methods to promote the participation of every individual regardless of sex, age and people with disabilities in implementation of sport for all programs. Key terms : sport, disability, Para Olympic, equality and physical activity



Sport; disability; Para Olympic; equality and physical activity