The General Sports Federation launched a psychological support initiative for children in Al-Assad Sports City in Lattakia and Al-Hamdaniya Sports City in Aleppo to mitigate the psychological effects on them after the earthquake disaster.
In a statement to SANA, the head of the Syrian Olympic Committee, Firas Mualla, said: These children are our children and they are the future of the homelands, and we will stay with them until they get out of the psychological state that afflicted them as a result of the earthquake that struck the country on the sixth of this month, pointing out that the General Sports Federation seeks through its volunteer teams Sports and its cadres to help children through recreational programs and daily training in various games, to gradually return them to the normal situation before the earthquake.
The head of the Executive Committee of the Sports Federation in Aleppo, Muhammad Mazen Bayram, revealed that the initiative includes sports programs that help restore self-confidence and spread positive energy among children, to get out of the state of depression that afflicted them as a result of the devastating earthquake, indicating that the Sports Federation provided sports equipment for children to practice training in various sports. Every day for two hours, and he commended the cooperation of the Technical Committee for Football, the Technical Committee for Athletics, the Sports for All Committee and the Joy Festival for the success of this initiative and reaching its desired goal.
For his part, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Sports Federation in Lattakia, Bassam Zarawand, indicated that the initiative targets more than a hundred children in Al-Assad Sports City, through entertainment programs and daily training in various games under the supervision of specialized trainers, psychological counselors and volunteer cadres.
It is noteworthy that the General Sports Federation opened its facilities, cities, stadiums and gyms to the affected families, and put its cadres in different professions to serve them and mitigate the effects of the earthquake on them.