Designed to support members’ projects that further the development of leisure as a means to enhance the human condition, this programme awards SPGs of $10,000 (USD) on average per project supporting leadership, advocacy, research, education, and engagement initiatives which promote socio-cultural development, encourage sustainable economic growth, or improve people’s quality of life. From World Leisure Organization, we are pleased to announce that despite the current circumstances amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been able to continue developing the SPGs program! From all applications received, two proposals have been funded: ‘Urban Green Space as a Health and Well-being Resource: a cross-sectional study of associations with Distance, Physical Activity, Screen Time, General Health and Overweight in Klang Valley, Malaysia’ and ‘Leisure and well-being across countries in the era of Covid-19: Trends and applications’
After a series of meetings and evaluations undertaken by the program’s committee, final decisions were made on which projects to grant. The applicants supported by the WL PSGs program on this occasion are the following:
Urban Green Space as a Health and Well-being Resource: a cross-sectional study of associations with Distance, Physical Activity, Screen Time, General Health and Overweight in Klang Valley, Malaysia
Children are naturally more physically active than adults, but due to present days’ situation this is rather different. Kids are often busy with computer-related games or other deskbound works. Studies have also shown that green spaces benefit children in many ways. However, there is a lack of knowledge on how Malaysian children utilize these spaces. Knowledge about children’s use of green spaces should be of special interest in the context of creating a well-being Malaysian community. Therefore, it is important to conduct a cross-sectional study of associations with distance, physical activity, screen time, general health and overweight in Klang Valley, Malaysia.
Leisure and well-being across countries in the era of Covid-19: Trends and applications
Facing the challenges brought up by COVID-19, this research project grows from the synergies provided by WLO membership, gathering in the first stage a narrower group of Special Interest Groups (SIGs), under the common research theme of “Leisure and well-being across countries in the era of Covid-19: Trends and applications”. The project aims to understand and (re)build a (new) era of leisure research and methodologies, highlighting new concepts, perspectives, actors and guidelines in a common and shared effort to reestablish leisure as a force for human growth and development, capable of improving well-being and quality of life for all.
Do you have a project idea in mind and consider it matches WLO’s mission and Strategic Plan? Don’t worry if you missed previous calls, because the SPGs program is launched every year! Stay tuned for updates on the announcement of the new call… We can’t wait to read your initiatives!