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Sports Education | Empowerment through sports

Volunteer to work with a sports education team empowering underprivileged and deprived children in the community in football and physical education.

About the project

 

Age requirement: 16 years + 

Number of volunteers: Solo individuals, Groups & Families are welcome.

Duration: From 2 weeks to 12 months.

Start date: No specific start date, start at any time during the year.

Fees:

  1. $75 registration fee

  2. $125 per week 

    • Includes accommodation​

    • Placement preparation

    • Airport pick up + drop off

    • Free 1 hour Swahili Language class with an experience professional instructor

This project focus is on empowering children between ages 5 and 13 years old through sports and physical education. The initiative is aimed at encouraging their development through sports by encouraging team work, discipline and physical health. This is a vital community service provides free sports education and sports clubs to primary schools and pre-school centres.

Your role as an intern

Your role as a volunteer will be to assist the staff meet the children's development and social needs. The children require a lot of support and stimulation to learn through play and social interaction. 

General responsibility: Assisting in the sports project in Soccer/Football, Yoga or Physical Education.

  • Travel to the children’s facilities around the community with the project team

  • Help to set up structured sports activities 

  • Help to set up larger weekend sports clubs supervising 30+ children 

  • Encourage new ideas and new strategies for the children’s development

  • Overseeing the children during sports activities

  • Assisting the staff with children who need extra attention or support

  • Helping to run or plan the sports activities and weekend sports clubs

  • Supporting the staff with equipment and general organisation

 

Why this is important

Many of the children have special needs, disabilities and come from disadvantaged homes. These activities keep a lot of the children off the streets and focused on extracurricular activities where they can join teams, play with others and achieve their goals. 

Much deserved funds are desperately needed to help the centres progress and reach their full potential. Fundraise to donate directly to the project for extra equipment example: balls, shoes, sports equipment. 

 

How will you get around?

The project is located in the outskirts of Arusha city (approximately 45 mins by public transport at $0.45c). The project is aimed at reaching the poorest communities and children who would benefit the most from this initiative. For your placement, you will travel like a local and walk or take public transport to the various pre-schools or children’s sports clubs you’ll be working with each week. You will need to set a small budget aside for this (around $1 per day by local minibuses, 4 to 5 days per week). It is important you are prepared and comfortable to travel around, this is a demanding role that requires dedication.

 

Important VISA Information

You will be required to pay for a VISA work assignment: Student Intern VISA or Ordinary VISA. Please note this is a legal requirement and your responsibility. Please enquire for details.

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