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THE “SPORTS IN SCHOOL” PROGRAM WHICH AIMS TO CONNECT SPORTS WITH EDUCATION AND HEALTH IS LAUNCHED

January 29, 2024

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo, Albin Kurti, the Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Arbërie Nagavci, together with the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Hajrulla Çeku were present at the launch ceremony of the program “Sport in School”, in which case Prime Minister Kurti, the Mayor of the Municipality of Podujeva, Shpejtim Bulliqi and other personalities of the institutions that are part of the program gave speeches in front of those present in the sports hall of the “Xheladin Rekaliu” Primary and Lower Secondary School in Podujeva.

In this ceremony, the importance of the implementation of sports programs in the health and general well-being of students was discussed, as well as in the identification of potentials and talents in our schools..

Prime Minister Kurti said that this initiative aims to empower our youth through the connection of education with sports and sports with health. Kurti emphasized that the cooperation of the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Culture and the Federation of School Sports aims to build an active and healthy society, through regular participation in physical and sports activities.

The mayor of the municipality of Podujeva, Shpejtim Bulliqi, assessed that the engagement of young people in sports is an important investment for their future, since from competitions and sports activities they develop discipline, patience and team skills.

The “Sports at School” program will start from today with the implementation of regular sports courses for students, as well as equipping schools with the necessary tools for chess and basketball games, with full access and free of charge for all students within the school environment and in certain cases also in sports areas outside the school.

The pilot phase of “Sports in School” started in the last half of last year, in 49 schools of 23 municipalities of Kosova, through the training of teachers for the implementation of the program in the sport of basketball and chess.

The program was designed in a time frame of six years and includes five components:

1. Development of regular sports and physical activity at school;

2. Organization of sports competitions in schools;

3. Increasing the capacities of teachers for the organization of sports activities;

4. Supplying schools with sports equipment, and

5. Improving school sports infrastructure.

Last modified: January 29, 2024

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