SONKEI means RESPECT and is one of the most important values. We all want to feel respected for our knowledge, abilities, skills, and ourselves – this is our ego. We can earn the respect of others by first showing respect to them.
Values teach us and help us live and survive in society. Every ideology tries to legislate its values which are transmitted by being lived. Let’s say with a model. We try to stick to them even when something is not in our favour, or at least we are supposed to stick to them.
The “SONKEI – Respect in Sport, Respect in Life” project is an international project co-financed by the European Union Erasmus+ programme, coordinated by the Sportno drustvo GIB Ljubljana, in collaboration with partner organisations from 8 European countries.
The purpose of the project is to raise awareness among young athletes, their teachers, coaches and parents, as well as other sports officials about the various occurrences of violence in sports and their consequences and to empower them in preventing it.
Through discussions about the topic for the project, we came to the realisation that through our learning or sports process, we were often subjected to various types of violence and that we, as teachers or coaches, used violence (psychologically, physically) against young people. Something normal yesterday can be a crime today.