Kigoma/Ujiji Municipal Council, Tanzania with Coaches across Continents

Original Post: 9/19/2009

Kigoma/Ujiji Municipal Council Mission: The incredible work of the Sports Director, Nicholaus Achimpota, has led to a new mission in Kigoma/Ujiji to use sport to educate children on life and leadership skills.

Regions where we provide support: Nicholaus Achimpota worked for 6 months to put together a program in Kigoma that would have maximum benefit for children and teachers in this area of Tanzania.

The Support from Coaches across Continents: Over the course of 16 days, Nick and Melissa provided more than 72 hours of coach and children training for 28 selected teachers from the region and more than 200 children.  The teachers were outstanding, bringing enthusiasm and intelligence to every session and were able to learn more than 100 games from our Chance to Choice curriculum including Football for Health and Wellness, Football for Female Empowerment, Football for Fun, Football in the Streets and Football Skills for Life.

The Success of the Program: These newly qualified coaches are now able to work with more than 3000 children in the region and will also start the process of educating their peers.   The municipal has mandated that there will be Football for Female Empowerment programs starting by 2009.  The community learned from the high profile role of Melissa who was an incredible role model for young women and men in the region.  In 2009, Coaches across Continents is working to have one more of our coaches work in Kigoma and to try to bring one local coach from Kigoma to the US to continue their training.  These newly qualified coaches are now able to work with more than 3000 children in the region and will also start the process of educating their peers.

2009: In 2009, Christian Aviza will begin Year 2 of the Hat-Trick Initiative with the wonderful teachers of Kigoma

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