‘Shoot Hoops Not Guns’ begins with empowering all Community Councils

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – The “Shoot Hoops Not Guns” project kicks off its yearlong series of events on Tuesday, February 16, where one of the facilitators and founder of Oasis Caribe Movement Kurt Schoop, will give a presentation to the community councils on the “Oasis Experience.”

The project has four components: community building and strengthening; awareness on violence in the community; festivities in various areas, and a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, all of which will be held each month in 10 communities in St. Maarten.

The community building and strengthening objectives will be achieved through the so-called Oasis Games. The Oasis Games focuses, over a period of two weeks within each community, on seven disciplines that participants will experience. Its methodology aims at creating some form of transformation within the community, and with its members, whether it is a personal transformation or a transformation in the community’s physical environment.

All community councils are invited to this presentation, which will take place at the John Larmonie Center, and will start at 7:30pm. Snacks and drinks will be available. This presentation will be followed by an intense training for all the community councils in the month of March, where trainers of the Oasis Games from Curaçao, Brazil and the Netherlands will facilitate the hands on activities with the community councils.

For further information interested persons can visit the website: www.shoothoopsnotguns.org.


FILE PHOTO: Picture shows a part of the Oasis Experience Training held in Dutch Quarter in 2013

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