According to the human development index, Tanzania is one of the world’s poorest countries where one third of the population lives below the global poverty line. In collaboration with local partners, the FCSA educated over 40 young Tanzanian women and men to become community leaders and grassroots football coaches who can provide engaging educational activities for children. In 2023, the FCSA and Scort went back to Tanzania to conduct a follow-up education with Young Coaches certified in 2019 and selected Peer Young Coaches.
April, 2019 – February, 2023
Our gallery gives you the opportunity to browse through a selection of pictures of our work in Tanzania. Enjoy the best moments with our Young Coaches, instructors and children in action.
YOUNG COACH EDUCATION PROGRAMME
Despite a great development potential through a reasonable economic growth, some parts of Tanzania still struggle to provide basic facilities to the Tanzanian population. The country has placed emphasis on improving access to education and health services and has nearly achieved a universal primary education. However, 60% of the students do not make it through secondary school. In particular girls suffer the consequences of the weak education system which carries through into the workforce where they also earn less. Women and girls are confronted with diverse disadvantages and violations to their rights. The health sector is confronted with HIV/AIDS, Malaria, alcohol abuse and other difficulties resulting from poverty and poor education.
Furthermore, Tanzania is an extraordinary young country: 45% of Tanzanians are 15 years old and younger. This fact bears a great potential to support this young generation in growing their capacities and development opportunities.
It was with these societal problems and development potential in mind that the Scort Foundation and The Football Club Social Alliance (FCSA) conducted a Young Coach Education in Tanzania in cooperation with our local partners Iringa Development of Youth, Disabled and Children Care (IDYDC), Tanga City Council, Magnet Youth Sports Organisation (MYSO) and Future Stars Academy. 41 young Tanzanians were trained to become Young Coaches which will enable them to provide safe and engaging sports activities for the children in their communities. The programme showed them how to educate about different prevalent social issues through the medium of football. Additionally, the participants received the tools to become proactive leaders in their communities and take over responsibility for their and the children’s future.
In 2023, the FCSA and Scort returned to Tanzania to assess the impact of the initial education in 2019 and conduct a Follow-up Education in collaboration with Shining Sports Organization. 27 Young Coaches educated in 2019 were joined by 13 of their Peer Young Coaches for a 4-day refresher training in Dar es Salaam.
Our Young Coaches are community leaders and role models in less privileged societies. They commit themselves to support the children of the communities by conveying important social topics through football. 41 Young Coaches participated in the education in Tanzania, each of them represents a unique personal story.
Clara, a mother of three young children, works as a teacher at a local primary school in Dar es Salaam. In addition to her classroom lessons, she takes on the role of delivering sports sessions for all students – often supplying the material out of her own pocket to ensure that children have access to the benefits of sport and play.
Hussein has faced many challenges himself in the past but he is determined to use his passion for football as a way to give back and help inspire and educate the youth who he works with. Hussein is now a football coach based in Dar es Salaam and he additionally works with street children in his spare time.
Kuruthum grew up in Morogoro in Tanzania. She always liked football as a girl, but she was not allowed to play. There was no support, not from her family, nor from her community. In Tanzania, girls are not expected to play football. When she graduated college, where she studied community development, Kuruthum decided to start playing football.
Ibadi works as a kindergarten teacher in Tanga. During his education he faced many challenges, as there are many prejudices against male kindergarten teachers. Undeterred, Ibadi moved from city to city in order to finish his studies and after he graduated in Tanga he stayed there. He now teaches kids in a kindergarten, but he also runs sports activities outside of school hours.
Philbert is from Arusha and is working with the organisation Umoja Tanzania. There he is a sports coordinator and an IT trainer. He regularly organises training sessions for children and youth. These sessions are called sport and health and he helped to create a workbook, which helps to train peer coaches to get the necessary knowledge to become a coach.