(Hope for Rural  Dwellers)

Sport for Change                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Street and Working Children and Young People)                                                      

We believe passionately in using the power of sport to improve the lives of young people. We believe this project will encourage all young people to take part in sport and PE, both in and out of school time. We also believe that sport has the power to engage young people from a range of backgrounds and provide a common language, bring about change and development in the life of the youth for a better life style through an international exchange programme.

This can be everything from running training camps for the next generation of Olympic hopefuls, or using sport as a way of helping youngsters who may be struggling at school or introducing new ways for young people to lead and volunteer in sport in their community. Our activities focuses on promoting the alternative sport to support the engagement of all young people who are currently not attracted to the mainstream/traditional offer of sport.

The main focus for this programme is involving all young people of all ages to participate in & through Sport and responding to the drop off in sports participation (Increasing Participation/Whole School Impact). Our Sports for Change Project also focus on helping schools to reach out to every young person by redesigning PE and school sport to engage those not currently engaged as well as driving improvements in providing a meaningful PE experience for young people with disabilities.

Our aim is to build a brighter future for young people through a sport system that reaches, inspires and engages all young people especially girls – whatever their age or ability. Encouraging and building a more positive future for Street and Working Children, Young People and especially girls’ participation in lifelong physical activities by developing different ways of getting them interested and involved to bring about sustainability and change in their life.

We also aim to expand support to schools to use sport to raise standards, achievement and attainment across all subject areas because we believe PE and sport can make a major contribution to many agendas – educational achievement, public health, community cohesion and, of course, sporting performance at the highest level.

Encouraging more women and girls, Street and Working Children and Young People into sport will bring;
Development of leadership skills
Personal change in young people 
Development of inter-personal skills
Self-confidence and a sense of responsibility 
Broader opportunities
Creates a fun, support structure and welcoming experience

Key beneficiaries and partners
Women and Girls
Street and Working Children
 Young People out of school
Youth Clubs and group
Physically Challenged Independent Group
Schools and communities
Centre for Employment of Persons with Disabilities (CEPD)
Girls who are attending or who are not in school and women who’ve missed out on an education
International Volunteers (Professional Administrative and HR services support); Physiologists, Physical trainers, Dieticians, Coaches/Club managers, Academy instructors, Volunteer footballers and boxers, etc..                                                                                                        

*** Jerseys, keeper's gloves, footballs, boots, whistles, and other sporting apparel and equipment, and also funding.
We welcome also Medical supplies, clothes, educational or stationary materials, toys and IT materials. That is if it’s possible.

Volunteer’s role will include some of the following and many more as to when it is demanded;                                                                                                             

Working with children from various deprived backgrounds, including orphans, street children and children with disabilities. Help develop their football talent and offering them care, support and education.
Assisting coaches in football boxing classes through skill development, coordination skills, game preparation and training drills. Help in the organisation of training sessions and competitions.

  • Teaching (basic, general and informal education, vocational skills education and ICT workshops).
  • Teaching and coaching ( physical education, girls empowerment and sports development, youth sport)
  • Putting inter-competition back at the heart of schools, groups and communities. Equipping young people with the ability and desire to sustain their involvement in sporting activity beyond their school life
  • Raising the profile of the community, School Sport and building local/International collaborative partnerships and exchange activities.
  • To provide identified young people with the knowledge, skills, understanding and confidence to fulfill their potential in their chosen sport.
  • Offering insights into the world of performance sport for young people, both exploring the expectations and demands, and allow them time to reflect on their own talent and ability, attitudes and ambition.
  • To stimulate creativity and desire within the young sports people through an understanding of the history of their sport and the endeavours and innovation of the greatest performers within it.
  • To encourage the young sports people to continue in education and move into further and higher education where appropriate and relevant.
  • Identifying 'gifted' learners as well as those who have abilities in one or more subjects in the statutory school curriculum other than art and design, music and PE; 'talented' learners as well as those who have abilities in art and design, music, PE, or performing arts such as dance and drama.
  • Organising workshops and trainings to guide young performers through the critical aspects of physical and mental development, and on to the correct pathway that allows them to realise their sporting potentials.
  • Moulding bricks, digging soil, brick laying, supporting the experts and transporting of building materials (Construction of classrooms, libraries, clinics and community centres).
  •  Re-launch the use of condoms and to create a more positive image of condom use in preventing HIV/AIDS, other sexually transmitted infections and in birth control
  • Creating awareness and increasing teachers, students and the general public knowledge about major infectious diseases by promoting positive change behaviour both in students and teachers and also at homes.

 We offer participants access to a range of informed perspectives on cultural, political, and economic issues in Ghana.  For exposure and to learn new things from another society through sport and cultural exchange programmes while contributing to change. We also offer survenirs, free drumming and dancing lessons, a drum to show off at home to family and friends, a certificate of participation and appreciation, new friends and good memories.

If our hope of building a better place for all is to bachieved, then we will need the involvement of volunteers more than ever....