Shoot Hoops not Guns begins with empowering all Community Councils.

shoothoops14022016PHILIPSBURG:—-The ‘SHOOT HOOPS NOT GUNS’ project kicks off its yearlong series of events on Tuesday February 16th, where one of the facilitators and founder of Oasis Caribe Movement, Mr. Kurt Schoop, will give a presentation to the community councils on the ‘Oasis Experience’.

The project exists of four components: community building and strengthening, awareness on violence in our community, festivities in various areas and a 3-on-3 basketball tournament all to 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 the 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 Curacao, Brazil and the Netherlands will facilitate the hands on activities with the community councils.

For further information interested persons can visit the website

Source: St. Martin News Network Shoot Hoops not Guns begins with empowering all Community Councils.