Over 12,000 boys and girls, including middle and high school students, unaccompanied foreign children and youths with disabilities, will be involved in sport activities related to the bowling game in Lombardy.
The action is focused on sporting exercise intended as opportunity for aggregation, fun, training to sports practice, without considering performance as the major goal. The practice of bowling will allow dissemination of knowledge of this sport and its intrinsic features (developing motor skills, physical exercise, perseverance, preventing obesity etc.) also among population groups which often have less opportunities to practice sports and to enjoy socialization occasions.
The sports centers and the involved children’s families will gain specific skills in the field of youth social inclusion and the valorization of sport as a tool for integration.
Throughout the path proposed by the project, 30 instructors will be trained and accompanied and they will manage the different steps of the action in the involved bowling centers, and at least 60 families will be involved in the process. The enhanced professional skills of operators and increased awareness of parents will improve the capacity to meet the needs of young beneficiaries, furtherly improving the effectiveness of sports activities and their attraction for a young audience also when coming from neighborhoods at risk and from backgrounds of migration and disability.
All these results shall be addressed by a specific final evaluation.