Contribution of community-based sport organizations towards the achievement of selected millenium development goals in Kenya
Gitau, Florence W.
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Sport is increasingly being recognized as a potent tool for development. Many governments, non-governmental organizations, Community-Based Sports Organizations (CBSOs) and intergovernmental organizations have established programs for sport and development. Sport has been recognized as a viable and practical tool towards the achievement of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the United Nations. The purpose of this study is therefore to examine the contribution of two purposively selected Community-Based Sport Organizations towards the realization of selected Millennium Development Goals in Kenya. The specific objectives of the study are; to determine the contribution of these two Community-Based Sport Organizations in Kenya towards eradication of extreme poverty and hunger, promoting universal education and development of global partnerships in development. It is hoped that the findings of this study will fill the existing gap by adding to the evidence based knowledge on the contribution of community- based sport programs towards the achievement of MDGs. Descriptive survey research design will be adopted. Purposive sampling will be adapted to select the two CBSO's then stratified sampling to select the athletes. Research instruments will include a questionnaire and document analysis. Questionnaires will be administered to 143 team captains of Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA), 69 of Moving The Goalposts (MTG), 58 officials of MYSA, 22 of MTG and 8 Head teachers of MYSA and 4 ofMTG.8 Chiefs within MYSA and 4 from MTG and one sports office r from each region. Data will be coded and organized for analysis using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version17.0. The null hypotheses will be tested using One-Way ANOVA and Chi square at 0.05 level of significance. Conclusions will be made on the contribution that community-based Sports Organizations have made towards the achievement of MDGs. Recommendations will be made on how the CBSOs can contribute to development. Further research areas will be identified to increase knowledge in the study area.