global design challenge
Addressing Affordability and Access to Sport and Recreation
The aim of our concept is to help keep sport accessible and affordable for families in need.
Our platform will:
Facilitate the delivery of information on fee subsidy programs and how to access them
Create an online marketplace of used equipment available for donation and pickup within communities
Develop an inventory of green spaces and facilities available based on location
Curate the most current guidelines related to return to sport, availability of parks and playgrounds, and opening of programs
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Our concept addresses the concern that Covid-19 is expected to perpetuate systemic inequalities, and further limit sport participation for already marginalized communities.
Our project is based on the findings of organizations that have highlighted the growing risk raised by the Covid-19 crisis:
The Experience of the Coronavirus Lockdown in low-income areas of England and Wales
“Those who are normally on the breadline are actually doing better, those who have lost their jobs or been furloughed and never had to navigate the system are having an even harder time. Those are the families that are struggling the most.”
pg. 10, Street Games Report