Sports Recreation and Outdoors Trust (SPROUT) is a charitable,
voluntary and non-profitable trust meant to educate, encourage,
promote and provide opportunities in sports, recreation and outdoor
pursuits to achieve greater wellbeing for people of Indian origin
in New Zealand.
Our mission is to provide a platform for "Every Indian in New
Zealand to achieve greater well being through sports, recreation
and outdoor pursuits".
Though we aspire for an excellent lifestyle in New Zealand, we
still fall short on many aspects that make it healthy and active.
When it comes to physical activities our approach is still very
Moreover a recent health assessment of Indians in Auckland shows
that our key health risks are cardiovascular disease (CVD), Type-2
Diabetes, Obesity etc and one of the key reasons is a sedentary
lifestyle and lack of physical activity. We at SPROUT endeavour to
provide opportunities to overcome these health risks.
Recently we conducted a survey among Indian families in Auckland
for their opinion about activities and active lifestyle or lack of
it. The findings were not entirely surprising as we tend to wait
for some health issues or symptoms to surface before we make any
Some of the most common reasons for not involving in any physical
activities seem to be:
"We don't get time, we workover weekends."
"My kids go to three different classes and I migrated here for
"We would like to do something but we are not able to find a
suitable team or players."
"I am happy watching cricket as all activities over here are so
To make life easy, healthy and active for all Indians, we invite
you to get involved with the activities of SPROUT which offer
opportunities for the entire family.
The volunteers at SPROUT come from a wide variety of backgrounds
and experiences. They bring a diverse range of skills and talents
to help make SPROUT the organsiation that it is.
The organisation is driven by a passionate SPROUT Action Group
which meets once every two months to brainstorm healthy ideas.
Together they develop innovative implementation strategies with a
single minded aim of making a healthy difference in
Indian community in New Zealand.
If you are interested in volunteering for SPROUT, please e-mail
your ideas or CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested to contribute to Health Guru please e-mail
us at: email@example.com
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