The Cultural Sports of Kafa and their Contribution to Social Interactions, Health and Fitness

Gizaw, Amrot (2012) The Cultural Sports of Kafa and their Contribution to Social Interactions, Health and Fitness. Masters thesis, Addis Ababa University.

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The most common cultural sports of Kafa are Topo, Qicco, Gengo and Harashe tophiyo. This cultural sport takes place during hunting, social work, wedding ceremonies and special occasions as holiday and contributed for promotion of good health and social relations among societies. The major factors for the under development of kafecho cultural sport is the domination of cultural sports by modern sports , cultural games are not included in all kafa games, and lack of skilled professions in cultural sports. As a result, the benefits from participation in cultural sports are not achieved. The main purpose of this study is to know the cultural sports of kafecho society and their contribution up on social interactions, health & fitness and to recommend possible solutions for the improvement of cultural sports of Kafa. To do this, review of literatures were included to help the study to achieve its objective. A qualitative research methodology was used in this study. The informants were purposively selected based on their age, sex, experience, occupation, one who assumed to have good knowledge about the issues, availability, and willingness to participate in the research study. Accordingly twenty five informants were participated in this study as a sample from which five are sport professionals, eight are elders; two of them are women and twelve are young. The reliable data were gathered through interview, observation, and participatory observation from the primary sources. Based on the findings of the study conclusions were made and recommendations are forwarded to indicate the directions how to overcome the problems. The basic characteristics of Kafecho cultural sports, their contributions for social interactions, health & fitness were presented. In addition whether this indigenous sport competition is open for women or not were stated. Lastly the possible solution to keep cultural sports from underdevelopment is recommended.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Contribution Cultural sports Fitness Health Improvement Indigenous Informants Kafecho Social relations Underdevelopment
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
Divisions: Africana
Depositing User: Selom Ghislain
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2018 13:13
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2018 13:13

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