Cebu City, Philippines —Held at Bo’s Coffee, at Capitol Site, last March 11, Sport Management Council of the Philippines (SportPhil) gathered together some of Queen City of the South’s sports educators, athletes, and enthusiasts, to discuss the promotion of Outdoor Education in the country.

Led by founder Geraldine Bernardo, SportPhil invited Beyond TV PH‘s Eric Bontuyan to speak about the scope and benefits of Outdoor Education, which include the following:

  • Health & Wellness Benefits
    Enhanced personal and social communication skills;
    Increased physical health;
    Enhanced mental and spiritual health;
    Enhanced sensory and aesthetic awareness; and
    The ability to assert personal control and increased sensitivity to one’s own well being
  • Planned Benefits
    Develop self esteem, take personal responsibility, cooperate with and respect the needs of others;
    Extend their personal horizons through greater appreciation and understanding of the world and its peoples around them;
    Understand the the need for sustainable relationships between people and their environment;
    Enhance practical problem solving skills; and
    Promote a positive and knowledgeable response towards personal health and well being
  • Other Benefits
    Benefits to stakeholders such as families, schools, sponsors, society and future generations, especially in relation to sustainability.

Aside from the advantages, the meeting also tackled the impediments and the opportunities of the program, and the future of sports in the Philippines in light of Outdoor Learning’s emergence in the industry.

SportPhil would like to thank everyone who attended the Cebu leg of the Huddle Up! Stand by for further announcements on the upcoming meetings in cities nearest to you.

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