Future Leaders / Volunteers (FLV)
Alphabetical Order
Assist. Prof. Dr. Fikreyesus ADULA
Wachemo University
Assist. Prof. Dr. Fikreyesus Adula is an Assistant Professor at Wachemo University, Ethiopia. He completed a Bachelor of Health and Physical Education, Master of Football Coach, ng, and Ph.D. at Kotebe College of Teachers Education, Addis Ababa University, and the University of KwaZulu-Natal, respectively. His research interest is in monitoring football coaching and the methodology of coaching. Some of his researches findings are presented at national and international conferences. Since childhood, he was interested in games and sports. He is interested to promote sports games, physical education and, recreation. As a coach, he managed football and basketball teams in intergovernmental university tournaments in Ethiopia. He has the experience of planning, organizing, implementing, and evaluating sports festivals in his local community in collaboration with governmental and non-governmental institutions in the area.

Physical Exercise Trends to Prevent the Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Hossana Town

Ethiopia has documented a drastic increase in death rates due to Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in recent years even though there is a dearth of studies related to it. The major non-communicable diseases and related risk factors are at a high prevalence in Ethiopia as was evident in a study in two hospitals in the country. The result unveiled a prevalence of 7.2% and 24% of cardiovascular disease; 0.5% and 1.2% of diabetes; and 1% and 3.5% asthma. The NCDs predicament caused 42% of deaths, of which 27% are premature deaths before 70 years of age and it is projected that this could be exacerbated by 2040 that compels Ethiopia to be the first in Africa. The catastrophe of the NCDs in Hossana town is similarly in a dire situation as its prevalence is in a perilous state. The overall prevalence of diabetes was found to be 5.7%, appallingly nearly two-thirds (61.1%). Physical exercise programs are reckoned as a key route to mitigate the medical setbacks related to NCDs. Lancet NCD Action Group and the NCD Alliance proposed has proposed physical activity as a priority intervention to curb the messes alongside tobacco control, salt reduction, improved diets, reduction in hazardous alcohol intake, and essential drugs and technologies. Designing health education programs on the importance of physical activity and the risks of alcohol use were suggested in some of the studies conducted in Nigist Eleni Hospital, Hossana. However, nothing has been done on the depth of the studies to spot the concern of scholars in the specific area to suggest physical exercise for the NCDs patients. Therefore, this is a literature review of studies that have considered physical exercises as a tool to prevent NCDs in Hossana town. The review will be carried out in studies that have been undertaken for the last 10 years from Hossana Health Science College and Wachemo University Health and Medical Science Faculty.

Mehwish D/O Manzoor AHMAD
BS (Honor) in Computer Science, Preston University
Ph.D. Scholar, Physical Education & Sports Science
University of Sindh Jamshoro
Department of Physical Education & Sports Science
University of Narowal
Mehwish D/O Manzoor Ahmad is Ph.D. scholar in Physical Education and Sports Science from university of Sindh Jamshoro, Pakistan. I worked as a lecturer in the subject of sports science & physical education university of Narowal, Pakistan. She is member of international federation of Physical education, fitness and sports science Association (IFPEFSSA). And strong member of international advisory committee, international federation of fitness, health physical education and iron games (IFFHPEIG). She has also attended many international conferences. And also got attend the international conference sports science in TON DUC UNIVERSITY Vietnam in December 13, 2019. Her major research interests are on health education, physical activity, community health, active life style, sports psychology, physical education and sports science & computer science. As FVL, she participated in ICPESS 2021 in Jakarta. Since August 2020, she is member of Future Leader/ Volunteer (FLV) programme under the leadership of Professor Mingkai Chin.

Development of Interpersonal Communication Skills Through Sport Among University Student-Athletes; A Cross Sectional Survey

Various researchers have acknowledged the role that sport has played in developing an important life skill among its participants. However, limited research has examined the role of sport in the development of life skills, especially among the university student-athletes of the homeland country Pakistan. Keeping this into consideration, the present study examined the life skills development through competitive sports among university’ student-athletes. The required data were collected through a self-made structured questionnaire conducted with university’ student-athletes (n=335) of Punjab, Pakistan. Results indicated that: 1) sport has played an important role in developing an important life skill of interpersonal communication among university student-athletes (p < 0.05), 2) The analyzed data describe that there exist statistically significant differences between university male and female student-athletes in Inter-personal communication skills (males=3.8517; females=3.5621), and 3) team sport-participants reported higher mean scores on interpersonal communication skills(team sport-participants=3.8528; individual sport-participants=3.5333). These findings may help in elucidating new ways in which sports can simultaneously facilitate the overall development of student-athletes by providing an opportunity for positive youth development in the Universities. Furthermore, a consideration on how life skills are developed through sports in light of the views of student-athletes offers a unique lens into the juncture of sport and life skills and academic development.

Dr. Mottakin AHMED
Department of Higher Education
Government College Silwani
Madhya Pradesh
Dr. Mottakin Ahmed is currently working as Sports officer at Government College Silwani, Madhya Pradesh, India. He completed Bachelor of Physical Education, Master of Physical Education, and PhD from Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education Gwalior, India. His research is focused on Physical education, Sports Biomechanics, Health education. He presented research paper in may National and International conferences. The most recent was international conference of exercise physiology and Nutrition for enhancing health, Tamil Nadu, India 2019 where he received best research paper award. Dr. Mottakin Ahmed received SAS International conference award by scholar academic and scientific society 2019. He also received Maulana Azad National Fellowship in 2019 for PhD. He also attended many national and international webinar on physical education and sports science. He also wrote many research articles which is published in National and International journal. Recently he has published a book- “Joint analysis of drop shot of Badminton among different level of players: A perspective sports education”. As a FLV he participated in ICPESS 2021 in Jakarta.

An Assessment of Physical Health Status of Different Socioeconomic Group of Central Region of India

“Health is a state of physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely absence of disease and infirmity” (WHO). Health is the status of the person which varied within cities, states, countries, and continents. India, like other low and middle economic countries, is a state of transition with mark. Life style of the people, infrastructure, living style is influence factors for Physical, mental and emotional health. It is very important to focus on overall health. The aim of the study to see physical health status of different socio-economic group. The study will carry out in different part of central India especially in Madhyapradesh in three different socio-economic groups that are Upper class, middle class, and lower class. Total subjects will be [N=500]. SF-36 questionnaire will use. The selected variables for the study will be Physical functioning, Body pain, Physical component and General health. The age level of the people will be 30 – 50 years old. One way ANOVA will use to analyze the data. After the analyzing the results, we may come in to conclusion that whether they require more physical activity, sound sleep and hygiene, food and it will give the results that which socio-economic group has better general health.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dané COETZEE
Co-team Leader & SFLV
President, South African Professional Institute for Kinderkinetics (SAPIK) Program Leader:
School of Human Movement Sciences
Faculty of Health Science
North-West University, Potchefstroom
South Africa
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dané Coetzee is currently an associate professor in the School for Human Movement Sciences at the North-West University, Potchefstroom (South Africa). Her teaching responsibilities include modules on undergraduate and post graduate levels as well as guidance to several masters and doctoral students. Since 2016 she is a member of the FLV program and participated in various conferences. Since 2019 she has been appointed as the program leader for the Kinderkinetics program. As part of the Kinderkinetics team she focuses on improving and promoting the importance of early childhood development. Several national and international publications have been published from her pen and she currently serves as reference for a national and international journal respectively. Some of her research interests are: early childhood and motor development, visual stimulation, ADHD, Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), learning related problems, sports vision, early intervention for children, physical activity and physical fitness, effect of technology on children’s physical activity levels and physical fitness levels. She has been representing South Africa as a member of the Future Leader Program (FLV) under Prof. Mingkai Chin’s and Prof Hans de Ridder’s advisory since 2016. As SFVL, she participated in Global Forum on Physical Education Pedagogy (GoFPEP 2016) held in Turkey, APCESS 2017 in Bangkok, BRICSCESS 2017 in Brazil, IFPESS 2018 in Turkey; BRICSCESS 2019 in South Africa, APCESS 2019 in Philippines.

Longitudinal Effects of Stunting and Wasting on Academic Performance of Primary School Boys: the NW-CHILD Study

A worldwide occurrence like stunting and wasting affects both children’s health and academic performance. The aim of the study was to determine the effect of stunting and wasting on academic performance amongst primary school boys over a period of 7 years (2010–2016) in the North West Province of South Africa. The study forms part of a longitudinal research design, the North-West Child-Health-Integrated-Learning and Development (NW-CHILD) study, stretched over a period of 7 years from 2010 to 2016. Baseline measurements and two follow-up measurements of boys (n = 181) formed part of this study. Two-way frequency tables and analyses of variance (ANOVA) tests were used to analyse the data (p ≤ 0.05). The study was conducted in the North West Province of South Africa. The prevalence of stunting (3.32% – 6.63%) and wasting (3.86% – 6.63%) increased each year from 2010 to 2016. Language, mathematics and overall average academic scores were affected statistically by stunting and wasting (p ≤ 0.05). Over a period of 7 years (overall), it was found that stunting and wasting influenced academic performance, especially concerning language and mathematic subjects. Stunted and wasted primary school boys in the North West Province of South Africa reported a strong negative association with academic performance, especially language and mathematic subjects. Limited data are available concerning stunting, wasting and academic performance, and further studies are therefore recommended to strengthen and support the findings of this study with regard to a better understanding of the effect.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bijen FİLİZ
Department of Coaching Education
Faculty of Sport Sciences
University of Afyon Kocatepe
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bijen Filiz is currently working at the Faculty of Sport Sciences, Afyon Kocatepe University. Her major research interest is on physical education and teacher education, instructional, curriculum and hidden programs on physical education, measurement and evaluation in physical education, and sports sociology. She has applied the Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility model with middle and high school students in Turkey. She has academic studies on this model. She is a member of the Young People’s Leisure Network and join various camp and World Leisure Congress in project scope. She is a member of the FLV program. As FVL, she participated in BRICSCESS 2019 held in South Africa and ICPESS 2021 in Jakarta.

Effect of Social-Emotional Learning Based Sport Education Volleyball Program on Social-Emotional Learning Skill, Self-Efficacy and Attitude towards Physical Education Lesson: Turkey Example

In the study, a 16-week program was prepared using the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) based on the Sport Education Model (SEM). The program was implemented in two different school types, and the effect of SEL-SEM volleyball program on the social-emotional learning skill, self-efficacy and attitude towards physical education lesson levels of the students was examined. The research group was composed of 107 students in total who study at Vocational Technical Anatolian High School (n=53) and Sports High School (n=54). In the study, pattern with experimental pre-test post-test control group was used. Experiment and control groups were formed in two-school types. The 16-week SEL-SEM volleyball program was applied to the students in the experimental groups and the current curriculum was applied to the students in the control groups. The General Self-Efficacy Scale (GSE-S), the Social Emotional Learning Skill Scale (SELS-S), and the Scale of Attitude towards Physical Education Lesson (APEL-S) were used as a data tool. Standard deviation-mean and two-way ANCOVA analysis were used for data analysis. As a result of the descriptive statistics, it was determined that there were significant differences between the GSE-S, SELS-S and APEL-S total scores of the experiment and the control groups, that there was a significant increase in the post-test total scores of the students in the experiment group, and that the total scores of the control group students remained at the same level. According to ANCOVA, GSE-S, SELS-S and APEL-S post-test total scores were found to have a significant difference in favor of the experimental group. Consequently, the 16-week SEL-SEM volleyball program was effective in increasing the social-emotional learning skill, self-efficacy and attitude towards physical education lesson levels of students who studied in two types of schools. It can be stated that SEM is compatible with SEL.

Assist. Prof. Mona MAGHANOY
Department of Sports Science
College of Human Kinetics, University of the Philippines-Diliman
Assist. Prof. Mona Maghanoy is an Assistant Professor under the Department of Sports Science in the College of Human Kinetics under the University of the Philippines, Diliman. She has an MA in Psychology with a concentration in Clinical Psychology. She has been part of the Future Leader Program under the Foundation of the Global Community Health- an International organization since 2016. Currently she is the Assistant Chair of the UP Varsity Sports Program and is in-charge of the Psychological Support Program and Academic Performance of student-athletes. She is also involved in SIPAin COVID, UP-CHK’s Initiative to promote Physical Activity in the time of COVID-19 through the social media platform. Mona’s affiliations include the Psychological Association of the Philippines and Exercise is Medicine, Philippines, among others.

Risk in the Mental Health of Collegiate Student-athletes in the Time of COVID-19

The collegiate student-athlete faces unique challenges because of multiple stressors stemming from the duality of his/ her roles. Empirical studies have been done to assess stress and coping in collegiate student-athletes. In an unpublished graduate thesis on the narratives of student-athletes in a University, it was found that the over-all picture of a student-athlete’s daily life is riddled with stressful experiences. Based on the results of the study, these experiences have an impact on them physically and psychologically, affecting their over-all health and well-being. Part of this may be attributed to the way student-athletes were found to cope: they employ “short-term” strategies to “survive the semester or survive the competition season” and rarely ask for help. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the above-mentioned situation in mind, this research was conducted to check the mental health risk of student-athletes using the Beck Depression Index-II. Results showed that 36 % of 460 student-athletes considered themselves to be experiencing depression. Findings from Focus group discussions among thirty-nine Varsity teams showed student-athletes verbalized high amount of perceived stress. Participants also reported varied forms of coping. The added challenge of remote learning was seen to be a source of high amount of stress especially in fulfilling academic requirements. In light of this, there is a need to attend to the health and well-being of UP student-athletes. The physical and psychological stress they experience in fulfilling two equally-demanding roles can tax their personal resources and put them at risk for stress-related problems. Further study on the ability to cope and effectiveness of coping be looked into. A program to address the risk of mental health problems in collegiate student athletes should also be explored.

President, Association of Touristic Animators
Dr. Zornitza Miladenova received her Bachelor, Master, and PhD degrees in Sport Sciences, Physical Education, Sports Science and Sports Animation from the Bulgarian National Sports Academy “Vassil Levski”. She has completed her postgraduate education in Economy and Management of Tourism at the University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria. Member of the Academic Council and Vice President of the Student Council of National Sports Academy “Vasil Levski. As a President of the Commission for the Development of Student Sport in the Republic of Bulgaria she has been a Chair of the Organizing Committee (OC) and Founding Member of the First National Student Summer and Winter Games. In 2014, joined the OCs of 9th FIEP European Congress and 7th International Scientific Congress “Sport, Stress, Adaptation”, Sofia, Bulgaria. From the beginning of 2015, Dr. Mladenova has been working on the implementation of HOPSports Brain Breaks® in Bulgarian schools and communities. In 2018 she signed the Memorandum for strengthening the partnership relations and developing mutual cooperation for presenting and implementing the Global School Educational Program based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals between The Foundation for Global Community Health and Sofia Metropolitan Municipality – Vazrazhdane District. Member of the “Future Leader Program” in ICPESS 2015 – Indonesia, ACPESS 2015 - India, GoFPEP 2016 – Turkey, ICSPHW 2016 – Philippines, BRICSCESS 2017, Brazil, ICPESS 2018 – Turkie, SEAGSC 2019 & ACPESS 2019 – South Africa, and ICPESS 2021 – Indonesia.

Wellbeing During COVID – 19 Pandemic among the Elderly Bulgarian Population

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), health is defined as being “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” COVID – 19 put our society in the midst of the first major pandemic. After the first wave, our global society is experiencing a second strike of the virus. During the era of COVID – 19, pandemic, and unprecedented lock-down in the countries around the world the issue of maintaining physical and mental health becomes more important than ever. The most registered cases and deaths are in the group of the elderly population. Under such circumstances, the discussion is open on how to cope with the new reality and how to maintain the physical and mental health of the elderly peoples, and how to overcome their social isolation during the lockdown period. The aim of the study is to investigate psychological responses, coping strategies, and the levels of physical activity among the elderly population, and to examine the influence of physical activity as a coping strategy in psychological health and overall well-being during social isolation. To this end, an online questionnaire containing an adapted version of the short-form of International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ-SF) has been used to assess the practiced level of physical activity and Metabolic Equivalents (MET) energy expenditure, PROMIS Item Bank v1.0 Emotional distress-Anxiety, Herth Hope Index (HHI)), and Brief Resilient Coping Scale BRCS to evaluate psychological well-being during the social isolation. Evidence suggests that the enhanced levels of physical activity not only could support physical and mental health but also could be used as e reliable strategy to overcome social isolation.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Biljana POPESKA
Co-team Leader & SFLV
Faculty of Educational Sciences
Goce Delcev University-Stip
Republic of North Macedonia
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Biljana Popeska is associated professor at Faculty of Educational Sciences at Goce Delcev University in Stip, Republic of North Macedonia of both under graduated and post – graduated level. Her research interest is related with didactics of physical education for primary education, motor development of children, sport pedagogy and PA in leisure time. She is Head of University Sport Center at Goce Delcev University and coordinator of university sport activities and sport events. Since 2015 Popeska is a part of FLV program, serving as Senior Future Leader and also a national representative at Global Community Health Foundation. Popeska is also a member of several national and international associations related to physical education such as Macedonian federation of sport pedagogues; Board Member of EUPEA, Assistant national delegate of FIEP, member of CEREPS, EEPEN network and other networks promoting PE and physical activity. She has more than 50 publications of scientific and professional articles published in international Journals and proceeding books from conferences. Popeska is active conference participant, with more than 40 conference paper presentations globally.

Outdoor Activities of University Students During Covid 19 Pandemic: A Case Study from North Macedonia

The COVID 19 pandemic seriously changed our lives and habits. It affected almost all aspects of our every day leaving including life priorities, work, education, leisure time, etc. Physicial activity and sport were also affected. Outdoor activities have become very popular considering that they provide social distancing, outdoor space, a lot of vitamin D, etc. Following this trend, we were interested in movement habits and outdoor participation of students from Goce Delcev University. The paper aims is to determine students` interest for outdoor activities and changes in their participation due to COVID 19. The study was realized on a sample of 171 participants, students at Faculty of educational sciences and Faculty of Tourism and Buiseness logistics in Stip, North Macedonia. The study was conducted from larger project, using questioner that was administrated online during the academic year 2020/2021. It was aimed to determine preferred outdoor activties of the students, effects of a pandemic on their activity level, etc. Data were proceed using basic descriptive statistic parameters and chi-square test. The results suggest a slight decrease in the overall level of PA of students during the pandemic, decrease in participation in outdoor activities as well a decrease of overal time spend outdoor. Walking, mountain hiking, running, driving bicycle were selected as most popular among university students. Respecting restrictive measures, prohibition of gathering, avoiding social contact, and anxiety from the disease, were identified as factors that restrict outdoor activities. On the other side, health benefits from outdoor participation, possibility for social distancing, positive effects on mental and physical health were identified as leading motives to support the outdoor movement. Recommendations are in line with general efforts to promote different outdoor activities, an important role of university in providing such activties as well as awarness for using natural potentials and promote outdoor adventure activities as a part of touristic offer of the countries.

Dr. Kalkidan ZEGEYE, MD
Medical Team Member
Ethiopia National Team at Tokyo Olympics 2020
Ras Desta Damtew Memorial Hospital
Dr. Kalkidan Zegeye, MD received her degree of Doctor of Medicine at Hayat Medical Collage, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and is currently pursuing her MSc in public health. Since 2019 she works as an executive member of Ethiopian football federation medical team mainly a team doctor for the female and male national team. She is also an active member of Ethiopian medical women association. Dr. Zegeye has volunteered in several region of Ethiopia to lecture sport science courses such anatomy and physiology. she is also a team who were deployed to COVID treatment center at the peak of the pandemic. Since December 2020, she is a member of the FLV program.

Health and Wellness School Programs for High School Girls in Addis Ababa

Globally, the concept of school health and wellness programs has evolved over a period several decades. Ethiopia’s EMIS data shows there are 3,156 secondary schools owned by the Ethiopian government. There are 1,145,117 female students in the secondary first cycle for grade 9-10 and the secondary second cycle from 11-12 which is also called preparatory school. From this 85,888 of the female students are in Addis Ababa. The world health organization has supported implementation of school health and wellness programs concept worldwide since 1995, However in Ethiopia all pre-primary, primary and secondary schools didn’t have school-based health services, which caused huge problems problem such as Adolescents facing risks of substance use, early sexual initiation, and teenage and unintended pregnancies, potentially resulting in unsafe abortion. In Ethiopia, the prevalence of teenage pregnancy is 13% and there are an estimated 500,000 unsafe abortions each year.in addition comprehensive knowledge about HIV is low among young women (24.3%), This is mainly due to lack of information, education, services and skills that help them make informed decisions. The Ethiopian health extension package has emphasized school health contain service like youth sexual and reproductive health and nutrition but it wasn’t implemented as it should. lately with the cooperation of Ministry of education and Ministry of health there have been several programs and strategic plans meant to address the health and wellness needs of children, Adolescent and youth particularly females. The implementation of these programs with the collaboration of the two ministries has made a huge difference, it helped to create a healthy learning and working environment. The programs focused on education and self-esteem enhancement, psycho- social and interpersonal skills, which eventually helped students to make informed decision, communicate effectively and develop coping and self-management skills, this in turn helps them to lead a healthy and productive life.