Basketball for Life Skills: an EU co-funded project
Anatolia College is part of a consortium under the SPO – Sport, Action SCP - Collaborative Partnerships Proposal, Call for Proposals 2019 - EAC-A03-2018 titled: Basketball for Life Skills (BASKI). The proposal was approved in September 2019. Our network consists of seven partners from six different European countries (among which the Center for Social Innovation, Cyprus, co-founded by Dr. Sotiris Themistokleous (ACT'07)), with the Cyprus Basketball Federation as the leader of the consortium.
According to the Chair of the Humanities and Social Sciences Division at ACT, Dr. Maria Kyriakidou, who was part of the international team involved in the drafting of the BASKI proposal, the project envisions developing a training program for basketball coaches, sports educators, sports and education decision-makers on how to promote basketball among primary school students as a medium of life skills development, with emphasis on civic participation. The project outcomes will encourage young people to set the right foundations for a lifelong sports involvement, develop major life skills such as collaboration, empathy, leadership, decision making, planning, and visioning and eventually empower their active social contribution.