Help draw an improvement plan for Vadgam Sports Club

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Because of the lack of better education, work, and health conditions, the community of Vadgam decided to start a Sports Foundation and a Youth Club to help the youth. Right now, the focus is the development of the Sports Foundation. Upon completing researches on Sports Clubs in India and social activities for the Sports Foundation, we can then draw an improvement plan for Vadgam Sports Club so that they will be able to implement our researches and findings in their community.

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Hi Nitin and everybody,

I would just like to go back to Ann's Silvosa's suggestion and ask what the sports club already has and what the sports club needs to have.

Here it is:

1. enroll an initial number of persons (10 to 15) as founding or charter members. they should be (a) of good standing in the community, so as to command respect, authority and credibility; (b) has a good knowledge of, or preferably actually engaged in any sport; (b) of reasonable education

* Nitin, does the sports club have founding members or leaders? Do this people actively participate in the sports club and all its activities?

* I was thinking, when we invite people or when we ask for sponsorship, etc., the names of these people will be used. That's why these people are important and that's why (a) they should have a good standing in the community, (2) they should be engaged in sports and (3) they should be of reasonable education.

2. organize the founding members to elect from among themselves a set of officers and committee chairs.

* do we have this?

3. once organized and sworn to office, the founding members shall:

(a) set a vision/mission

* do we have this? what is it? if we don't, just tell me. I have a template on how we can make a mission-vision statement. we can work on that.

(b) determine the criteria or qualification for membership

* do we have this?

(c) determine the sports to be undertaken (the fewer for starters, the better)

* we're doing cricket, volleyball and lawn tennis, right?

(d) establish the overseers or coordinators for each particular sport,to:

- collate literature, rules/regulations, and all other available information and date on their particular sport

* we can make this as one of our actions if we decide to do this

- determine selection method for participants to such sport/s

* what do you think?

- establish calendar of activities for their particular sport/s

* we can also work on this

- take charge of all activities and implement the rules and regulations for such sport/s

* this needs to be somebody from Vadgam

(e) the sports coordinators to submit (d) above to club officers for approval/ratification

(f) once approved, a general membership invitation meeting shall be conducted to organize each respective sport, on the basis of what has been approved by the club officers

(g) that's it ... the club gets going!

by the way, the founding members have to:

- appoint a permanent recorder (maybe, the club secretary?), and
- should approve a set of by-laws (i can do this ... will send a pro-forma by next mail ...)

* we have all of the above?

i guess that's it for now.

regards,
anna

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Hi!

I will park here... later...

-wilmor

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Hi Nitin,

I emailed Jason to tell him to post his thoughts here. I BCC-ed you to my email.

Hope we'll have him here soon.

Regards,
Anna

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Thanks Anna,

I agreed with Jason message.He is right.Sport and music activity helps youth to avoid some bad habitts and have a chance to better development themselves.I also find one thing from his message that we should also work on that how can we develop a strong youth whom can helpful to society.Sport is a one part of that.

I also req you to invite once again all the emailer to post there thouughts and ideas and information on website.

Thanking you,
Nitin

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Hi Nitin,

Thanks for your answers. :)

It looks like you have a lot to tell me later though. hehe :)

Catch you online later. :)

Regards,
Anna

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Here's another email from Jason. He's suggesting a few things which might work in Vadgam. Here it is:

- - - -

Hi Anna(I am not sure if I sent this already, any way here some thoughts)

Re: An integrated approach towards sustainable development in an effort to achieve BALANCE.

The file is not uploading, so at a later stage I will send you the jpeg images of each page... somehow I will reduce the size.

Usually poverty is a major cause for imbalances in community which manifests itself into many ugly forms, street kid, alcoholism, drugs etc. We can not just focus on fixing one aspect of social decay, because it is all interrelated. We believe if one focuses entirely on the youth taking care of their needs because if one does a needs analysis for the youth, in encompasses everything because they are the one's who have the greatest needs. Furthermore, our future hangs in their balance so best we take good care of them.

Kofi Anan the previous secretary general of the United Nations said at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development stated his vision for development when he said: Development is about creating an environment where people can develop their full potential and lead productive (we add "creative") lives in accord with their needs and interests. So if we can accept this as a pretty good assessment of development, surely if we can meet all the criterion, the rest will stand to reason ie. Development will take place. There are certain assumptions we can make that I think you can agree with. Who are the most important people in community?...........da....the Youth.....they are the future. When you care about the youth, you care about its people because most kids have parents who want the best for their kids, and later we'll talk about how they fit into the picture. So lets talk about a practical solution.

Where do we start? What is usually the greatest attraction for youth (Lets define youth as 0-35ys)

Let's try music and sports. Let's start applying the vision in a practical sense.

We need to create an environment conducive towards music/sports development if we agree this is away to attract the youth. The objective is to channel their energy in a more positive direction away from the social ills that exist. Through this behavioural modelling approach we can then begin to influence them in a positive way and if we can affect one, then it stands to reason we can affect others.

I need to go now, but I would like this email to become a discussion document just so that we can keep our train of thought. Please just reply email this to me with any comments, suggestions and opinions.

Regards

Jason

- - - -

About the file for sustainable development, Jason hasn't emailed it to me yet. But when he does, i'll post it in this website.

Nitin, I forwarded to you his email. :)

Regards,
Anna

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Anna,

Here is answer as per last email by you.

1. What facilities do you have? eg.soccer pitch, change rooms etc

A - We have Ground and pitch

2. Please send me a few pics of the facilities?

A- will be send

3. What's main sport?

A-Cricket

4. What teams do you have in place?

A- yes we have a team,we organised a village cricket cup

5. Management structure? Is there any?

A- we have a body of few members with chairman and secretory

6. Parental involvement? Is there any?

A- will inform you latter

7. Geographically, urban/rural population?

A- Rural

8. Community Numbers? Youths etc.

A-maximum youth

9. Social issues? eg. HIV/AIDS, various forms of abuse.
A -will inform you latter.

10. Home industry?

A- Dairy

11. Who is on the team for implementing projects for the Vagdam Community? (hands on?)

A- Inform you latter

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Hello again,

Here's yet another email from somebody who wishes to contribute...

Nitin, I also forwarded this to your email address. I answered a few questions but I need you to answer most of it. I told him that I'm forwarding his message to you and that either of us will get back to him with the answers.

Here's the email:

Hi Anna

I really hope that I can be of assistance. Time for me is always rather stretched and I will do my best to help out.

I have finally logged onto nabuur.com and seen your messages, and my sincerest apologies for not getting back to you sooner. Christmas, New Year, Work.....bla...bla

I am now going to respond to your Sports Club needs and I am quite excited about sharing with you as I am also in the process of facilitating something of a similar nature for a community in South Africa, and I am currently involved in a similar arrangement in Taiwan, hands on. Though Taiwan is music development, but you will see we follow the same principle or process for development, it's all about the positive energy that we can all put into a project. You know that! The question is how? I will try and explain.

All I am asking is that you allow me to lead you through a 'thought process' that seems to make sense. What we are doing here in Taiwan is applying the same ideas we practiced in SA in a practical manner and the rest stands to reason. We are making good progress ie. If you beat the drums, people will gather around. If after a bit of corresponding with one another you think I am wasting your time I'll stop. By all means please say so, but please give me your opinion why. Solutions come with dialogue and it's important that one communicates. But we need to have direction and hope which is what I hope to give you.

I want to start by asking a couple of questions to begin to understand the needs and to develop a picture of what you are confronted with. Pictures always telling a thousand words. I am a musician at heart with an imagination that has a huge appetite for problem solving. Problems are just opportunities to find solutions and this needs to be done in a sustainable manner.

AND WE NEED TO PRAY.

Could you tell me a bit about your sports club.

1. What facilities do you have? eg.soccer pitch, change rooms etc

2. Please send me a few pics of the facilities?

3. What's main sport?

4. What teams do you have in place?

5. Management structure? Is there any?

6. Parental involvement? Is there any?

7. Geographically, urban/rural population?

8. Community Numbers? Youths etc.

9. Social issues? eg. HIV/AIDS, various forms of abuse.

10. Home industry?

11. Who is on the team for implementing projects for the Vagdam Community? (hands on?)

I will be making suggestions on how to implement an integrated approach towards sustainable development with limited means and resources.

Did I mail you the Copenhagen Declaration on Sustainable Development?

Keep in touch

Kindest regards

Jason

- - - - -

- Anna

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Hi Nitin and Everyone,

I'm sorry I haven't been online here in Nabuur for quite some time. The internet in the Philippines (especially after the Taiwan earthquake) have been on and off. It's been so hard to connect. I'm not sure if it's alright now (since I can login Nabuur) but since I can I'd like to take this opportunity to post I few things I have been working via email...

I received an email from Ann Silvosa. Nitin, I forwarded the email to your email address but I'm posting the same email here just in case this might generate more ideas from the other members. I replied to Ann Silvosa's email telling her that I forwarded the email to you and would get back to her as soon as you get back to me. So if you have comments, questions, suggestions, etc., please direct them to me so that I can get back to her. :)

Here's the email from Ann Silvosa:

vadgam seems a very simple project, which i think, has overwhelmed the proponents because they're starting by thinking "big!"

anyway, here's what i think we should do:

1. enroll an initial number of persons (10 to 15) as founding or charter members. they should be (a) of good standing in the community, so as to command respect, authority and credibility; (b) has a good knowledge of, or preferably actually engaged in any sport; (b) of reasonable education

2. organize the founding members to elect from among themselves a set of officers and committee chairs.

3. once organized and sworn to office, the founding members shall:

(a) set a vision/mission

(b) determine the criteria or qualification for membership

(c) determine the sports to be undertaken (the fewer for starters, the better)

(d) establish the overseers or coordinators for each particular sport,to:

- collate literature, rules/regulations, and all other available information and date on their particular sport

- determine selection method for participants to such sport/s

- establish calendar of activities for their particular sport/s

- take charge of all activities and implement the rules and regulations for such sport/s

(e) the sports coordinators to submit (d) above to club officers for approval/ratification

(f) once approved, a general membership invitation meeting shall be conducted to organize each respective sport, on the basis of what has been approved by the club officers

(g) that's it ... the club gets going!

by the way, the founding members have to:

- appoint a permanent recorder (maybe, the club secretary?), and
- should approve a set of by-laws (i can do this ... will send a pro-forma by next mail ...)

'til then ...

ANN

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I hope this helps, Nitin.

- Anna

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Dear Rainman,

Thank You very much for your good words for us.we also like to thanks for your positive approch to understand our issues and sending us a helpful link.

Friends of vadgam also appreciate after your visit to vadgam and also feel good and said me that rainman is a good person who is understand us well.

We also like to invite you once again in our village.Pl.will planning to visit vadgam and spare a more times for your coming visit.

Thank you very much sir.

Nitin

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Hi Rainman,

Welcome to the Nabuur - Vadgam Website. It's very nice to meet you. Thanks for you post. :)

Regards,
Anna

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A few days back I visited Vadgam and had the pleasure of meeting Nitin and his enthusiastic friends. We discussed many things among them water which is now of the discussion list. Anyway I hope to take Nitin along offline to address that particular issue. For the sports issue Nitin and friends are busy making a cricket pitch. Cricket draws tremendous support in India and I could see the enthusiasm in Vadgam.
Nitin here is a good site to understand how to make that cricket pitch you and friends were working on
http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ABOUT_CRICKET/PITCHES/PREP_OF_PITCHES.html#AN...
Cut and paste and you will see instructions.
It is also a wonderful feeling to meet a nabuur village coordinator and I hope to be making further trips as and when I can . I also have a standing invitation to spend the day with the friendly people of Vadgam. Will try and be as helpful as possible.
regards

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Hi Everybody! :) We have a new Issue, a new Focus, and 3 new Actions. :) It would be greatly appreciated if you could help us with either of the three current actions. On this page, the Vadgam community is asking for help in drawing an improvement plan for the Vadgam Sports Club. The Sports Club is the key vehicle of the youth in the Vadgam community for education, work and sanitation. The Sports Club, however, is relatively new. That is why the Vadgam community needs help to find help on drawing an improvement plan for their Sports Club.

So, if you have any ideas, infromation, contacts, etc., just post your heart away. You can do your posting by clicking on the "Add your comment" button, writing your message, and then clicking the "Place your contribution" button.

Although, I think we'll only be able to do this after we've had sufficient information from the other two actions. But if you have a format for doing this or anything that could help start this action, please post. :)

I'm looking forward to working with everybody!

Post away! :)

- Anna

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