SDG 3.3.3: Share sports facilities with the local community for instance with local schools or with the general public

Since it established in 1995, the Islamic University of Lebanon has developed a plan to improve the health of its students and personnel under the category of a healthy mind in a healthy body. To achieve this vision, a big sport facility has been erected to serve the mission. After the establishment of this building, the university noticed the necessity of placing this sport facility under the service of local community and general publics. During the last four years, many local activities have been done especially with schools and other public institutions. After realizing this idea and after the impressive results achieved by the university, there was an initiative to look internationally and the university achieved great results in this regard. 

To meet the Chief Health guidance on physical activity the sport sector at IUL work together to ensure that all student have physical activity access. Through this plan, all Faculties at IUL collaborated to conduct their sport and physical activity provision and ensure that all students have access to apply needed sport.

Sport and physical activity can enrich young people’s lives, and should be considered alongside other important activities like arts, culture, work and volunteering, to ensure young people have access to a variety of experiences. Sport is one of the Departments for Education’s five foundations for building character, and can help all encounter community young people to develop sport skills such as friendship and fair play. In an increasingly digital world, giving community young people opportunities for face-to-face engagement with their peers in their own and other communities is vital in developing socially as well as tackling loneliness and social isolation. And volunteering through sport can help young people to give back and play a role in their communities. Community based sharing IUL sport can be verified clearly in attached the welcoming day. 

Sport organizations face the challenge in sport participation. Traditional methods of addressing this challenge such as promotional ads and top-down initiatives that ignore community needs have not succeeded in sustaining sport participation. This action plan support the impact of the building sport communities model in which community development approach based on three key elements: identifying a community champion, developing collaborative partnerships, and delivering quality sport programming; however using a community development approach to not only increase sport participation but also develop communities through sport are presented with implications for practitioners.  

As a conclusion our approach is to demonstrate impact on students’ activity levels. Sport providers and partners must work closely together towards clear, shared outcomes. In this updated version of this action plan we will set out a list of sport activities done by IUL students at all sectors.