How can we find a way for students to play Kabaddi in our school when we don't have a Kabaddi court?

Meet Ahana, Bhanavi, Sana, Shriya and Vaishnavi (Grade 8th)
Team Mudfish, ICO Finalist

Ahana, Bhanavi, Sana, Shriya and Vaishnavi, 13-years old students, noticed that not all students were taking an active participation in the sports usually played at school. When they further spoke to students to understand why they would not participate, they realized that the students wanted to play games that were not played in their school. 

Idea

They conducted a survey with the students of middle school, to understand which sport majority of students wanted to play. The results of the survey showed that a lot students wanted to play Kabaddi. Since there was no court in the school premises, they decided to build a court from scratch and help students play the sport.

Solution Implemented

They identified an empty land in the school which could be converted into a court. They then created a basic plan about why they wanted to make the court and pitched it to their principal. Once they got a permission from their school principal, they began converting the land into a court. First step was to uproot the grass. They took help of their gardener to do this. After this, they levelled the ground and got rid of all the stones, making the court safe to play in. Final step was to mark the court. Once the court was ready, they organized competitions to spread awareness and promote the sport. 

We are happy to see the impact of our initiative. Students are stepping out of their comfort zone and enjoying Kabaddi. Almost every class is playing the sport during their PT period now.

Impact Created

The school now has a Kabaddi court. 5+ competitions have been organized with about 85% of the students are participating in the sport.

They now plan expand their initiative and introduce more sports that the students would like to play.

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