Our Young Coach Education Programme in Karthoum, Sudan (March 2009 – January 2010) trained 25 Young Coaches in five modules of four days each. The project’s main focus was to educate Young Sudanese with different ethnic and social backgrounds as Young Coaches – social role models and community leaders.
March, 2009 – January, 2010
Our gallery gives you the opportunity to browse through a selection of pictures of our work in Sudan. Enjoy the best moments with our Young Coaches, instructors and children in action.
The project of the then “Football Clubs for Development and Peace” partnership was realised together with guest club Liverpool FC. The project consisted of the education of 25 young Sudanese women and men as coaches for the children’s and grassroots football.
A small part of the project also concerned the organisation of a “Peace Team” to take part in the International Swiss U16 Cup in Bad Ragaz. To connect the two parts of the project, a third module was designed to take place in Liechtenstein and East Switzerland. This offered the opportunity to the future Young Coaches to experience a new culture and country. In addition to the education programme they were given time to support their Sudanese team during the tournament.
The main intention of the project was to realise an integrative education programme in the crisis region Sudan. The Young Coaches were educated to a level that would enable them to conduct safe and suitable training independently in the future for ethnically and socially mixed groups of children. More importantly, they were also taught valuable social and leadership skills so which they can pass on in their Sudanese communities.
A thorough evaluation of the programme in Sudan revealed that the 25 Young Coaches passed on the education to around 50 peers. Their outstanding social work sustainably benefited at least 1,250 children.