Type: Teaching & Education,
Become a sports coach and volunteer in Swaziland coaching disadvantaged children in football, tennis, volleyball, netball and more. The focus of the Sports Development Project in Swaziland is to improve the well-being of disadvantaged children and young adults within rural Swazi communities, through sport. You will help to organize sporting activities and coaching for a few main sports and will engage boys and girls from the age of 7 to 25. You may also coach table tennis, golf, squash, mountain biking and rugby, depending on your skills and the needs at the time.
Many children in Swaziland cannot afford to go to school and with a 50% unemployment rate, young adults may be tempted through boredom and desperation to engage in criminal activities. Sport can add purpose to these childrens lives, keeping them stimulated, focused, fit and healthy.
There are a few primary schools and day care centers in the area, and volunteers are encouraged to get the children involved in sports. Sports days are very popular events for the children at the schools and day care centers - volunteers can organise events like these to provide some much needed excitement and community spirit.
Volunteers can use their enthusiasm to source people to help campaign around the area, finding recruits to join these sport sessions. Working on fitness training, involves anything from shadowing a trainer to taking on your own small team or doing fitness drills. You will also be involved in preparing teams and competitions either with those attending the sport centre or you can liaise between sports groups to arrange matches and mini competitions.
Our sports project is based in the heart of the traditional capital of Swaziland, Lobamba and operates through to Manzini, which is Swaziland’s biggest town. Here you can find all amenities and use it as a base to travel further and explore everything from safaris to museums.
All projects are self-funded, but include accommodation, food, airport transfer and training. Click to apply and a project advisor will be in touch to discuss price and availability.
The Arches, North Campus Incubator
Telephone 1: 0161 8706212
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