Sports Initiative

3500
Community Members

276 Girls 246 Boys

52
Teachers and youth mentors


This project uses sports as a tool for development and aims to provide not just technical skills, but support the holistic development of children through sports activities.

Sports initiative is a year-round sports for development programme, which is being implemented in 12 schools and communities in 4 districts. The 2 selected local youth leaders have been trained to lead the programme at the community level where they run weekly sports sessions based on issues identified by the children in their communities. The programme aims to reduce dropout rates in the schools, to prevent child from being trafficking, indulging in unsafe migration and any other form of child abuse children may face once they drop out of school. It also focuses on bringing equality among the community regardless of gender, race and economic background of the family.

The yearly sports festival and tournaments focuses on wider awareness raising among children, parents, communities and teachers to understand the importance of education. This is done through a unique training partnership with Coaches across continents, street football world and slum soccer India. Through the project, a football pitch has also been built in one community.


Objective

To improve the school regularity and decrease the dropout rates, to tackle issues like gender inequity by empowering girls and change the stereotypical behavior of men in the community and develop local youth as role models to advocate for the safety of children

Timeline

September 2016- Ongoing

Activities

Football 3 Training, CAC Curriculum, Monthly meetings, Football tournaments, community meetings, mobilization of youth mentors.

Training Partners:

Coaches Across Continent(CAC), SLum Soccer and Khelo Rugby.

Donors

German Federal Foreign Office, Comic Relief, One world play project and Street Football World

How Your Money Helps

Our work would not be possible without the support of people like yourself; every donation, no matter how big or small, makes a difference to the lives of the children we work with. Find out more about how your donation can help below;

means that a child at a school in a high risk trafficking area will be able to be exposed to street dramas, films and workshops so that they understand the dangers of human trafficking.

can provide a brand new pair of football boots for a child learning about their rights in our Sports Initiative

can pay for a weighing scale in our School Health Centres, to ensure that all the children are of a healthy weight