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“All work and no play makes jack a dull boy” a popular proverb which means without time off work, a person becomes both bored and boring.
Recreation in this light refers to all those activities that people choose to do to refresh their bodies and minds and make their leisure time more interesting and enjoyable.

The most typical recreational activity in the African traditional society include: Tabala”, “sizo”(scissors), “dodging” , “Tug-of- war and a lot more. An important part of early child development, Recreation helps relax children’s brain. For children who find it difficult in creating friendships, it is a lot easier during recreation, where they meet other peers.

TeenAlive in all it’s communities of implementation have incorporated Recreation as an active part of Child Protection. These activities help indulge Children of teenage mothers and other children in the community, creating a safe space for learning.

Over the past months, over 200 Children have been educated on Gender Based violence (GBV) brought together through recreational activities in various communities.

Moreover, not only children have been successfully assembled through recreation. To curb down drug abuse in the Missellele community, a football match was played between “Banga (drugs) smokers and non Banga smokers, which ended with an in-depth sensitization on the Long term health effects of Drug abuse and its consequences on mental health. The men and boys were also educated on the importance of He for She in the fight against Gender Based Violence.

Recreation Brings together people of all ages, creating an environment for engagement.

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