YOUR BODY, TAKES CONTROL OF THE SPACE, ITS EXTENSION AND POTENTIAL
At Sport Is Your Gang Mexico we believe that if corporeal being is respected and made aware of it, the population of vulnerable ages will recognize the patterns of violence that they should not repeat nor experience.
We build this interactive platform where we provide girls, boys and adolescents, a space to appropriate themselves and begin their pursuit of a passion through sport so they can find their own voice, and can exert their human rights through a culture of peace, respect, and gender equity.
By forging the character of girls and boys to face difficult situations, it will be the starting point to see beyond chaos and despair, and help them preserve the candor of childhood. Thus, by understanding the value and importance of corporeality and taking over oneself, it is the reason of being so children can discover what they have the right to and the strength from their bodies as a fortitude.
"This body is one of many that perambulate, it is a body that explodes and recovers, it is exterior to others but entirely yours. You rebuild this body, expand it and grow every time you appropriate of yourself. "
At Sport Is Your Gang Mexico we seek to generate a culture of respect and exercise of human rights through sport, without it being in itself another player of violence.
This site is the construction of an interactive platform for girls, boys and adolescents to know their rights and find their own voice to exercise them. Doing it in community with them and they is our passion, search and goal.
Like many NGOs that are also based on sport, we implement our own methodology, which is based on a focus on human rights and a gender perspective, with which we provide tools for the resolution of conflicts in a fair, equitable and peaceful way.
"Your body is the result of the constant interval happening and it is built between life experiences. Your body is always the opportunity for a new starting point."
The only practice of sport is not enough to understand and internalize the approach of non-violence as a way of life, since attitudes and behaviors learned in a community way are experienced daily by girls and boys, and therefore they replicate violent attitudes in sports activity spaces.
Our organization seeks to work especially with girls and boys because from an early age they are more receptive to new behavior models, with which it is possible for them to share and assume spaces in equittative way as a team, where sexist stereotypes will stop being replicated, for example, that a girl cannot box, or that she cannot practice Muaythai “because it is a sport only for boys”. For this reason, working with gender perspective is essential in these communities to generate a culture of peace, equity and respect for women.
Sport is Your Gang Mexico at sporting level is the same as other organizations, but the big difference that we make is in the training given to the teachers who are part of our program, since we work together so that they recognize models of violence and do not replicate them. In addition, the teachers prepare themselves so that at the end of each sports session, they lead and be part of a dynamic called ‘Forum’, a methodology specially designed for SIYG by Dr. Amir Kfir, which is used for group conflict resolution, where team members create a space of trust and together build community.
This methodology is part of NONFLICT strategies with which the conflict is approached as a transforming force, so from empathy and active listening, each of the participants can visualize themselves, the other and the group from a same situation, and together in diversity of opinions seek, create, and find different answers.
THE STARTING POINT
"The body at being active, progressively touches with its simple existence everything that surrounds it. It is through movement that the body projects itself outwards."
The practice of sport at sensitive ages helps to forge character of girls and boys to face difficult situations, where assertive decision making is vital to avoid self-destructive activities.
It is known that routed passions are outputs for the soul, are the pursue that gives direction to life and allows us to see beyond chaos and despair. Sport and entertainment are human rights. So why deny a girl or boy to enjoy these and in turn find a passion?
For this reason, we believe that discovering the passion for sport in childhood helps to solve obstacles for which both girls and boys and adolescents are not necessarily prepared. Finding yourself as part of a community with which to share, vent, feel support and the emotion of the same passion can help to preserve the candor of childhood.
THE REASON FOR BEING
"Only by becoming aware and in control of your physical and energy potential, does the body will expand. Appropriating yourself in mind, body and soul, is the strength and passion to wander life."
As a society we do not see the weight that corporeality has as a core part of peace-building process, it is seen almost as an activity without weight or relevance. But the reality of the populations with which we work is that there is a profound need to carry out community work so that the importance of the game through sport is known and understood.
We know that in the communities to which we direct our efforts there is great poverty and minors do not have planned nor programmed recreational activities, since parents or guardians cannot solve it. Life is already hard enough to deny girls and boys the opportunity to share recreational activities where sport is a space to explore, seek and find a passion, discipline or vent.
It is possible that the members of a community realize the significant changes that girls, boys and adolescents have because the benefits of sports such as games, discipline and recreation. Unintentionally minors become agents of change by interacting with adults who are more sensitive and open to modifying their behaviors. If so, the community as a whole can lay a foundation for encourage and practice a culture of peace.