The Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs has launched a number of initiatives as part of its ‘Stay at Home’ campaign.
The campaign urges citizens and residents to stay at home in line with national efforts to combat the spread of the Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19).
The initiatives put forth by the ministry on its social networking sites, ‘mysbhr’, aim to ensure that, while at home, citizens and residents involve themselves in programmes and activities that help develop their skills and abilities in various fields.
They can practise sports at home by following the accounts of an elite group of trainers and the ministry is launching more initiatives in sports targeting citizens and residents.
Among these is the ‘Athletes Initiative’ in which the ministry co-ordinates with a number of coaches to prepare a set of exercises that can be followed live through Instagram.
There is also the ‘Bouncing Challenge’ on the ministry’s account in which participants compete in bouncing a ball the maximum number of times in 30 seconds.
Besides, the free ‘Games Bag’ offers participants 50 different challenges with simple tools.
The ministry has launched an electronic games championship called the Online Games League for Playstation which includes a number of games that challenge as well as entertain the participants. The ministry has also announced financial rewards for the winners.
A virtual bike race has also been launched through the zwift application in co-operation with SC Endura.