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 educates over 40 young Tanzanian women and men to become community leaders and grassroots football coaches who can provide engaging educational activities for children.
April, 2019 –
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 which leads to unemployment. 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 is with these societal problems and development potential in mind that the Scort Foundation and The Football Club Social Alliance (FCSA) conduct 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. Over 40 young Tanzanians are trained to become Young Coaches which will enable them to provide safe and engaging sports activities for the children in their communities. The programme shows them how to educate about different prevalent social issues through the medium of football. Additionally, the participants receive the tools to become proactive leaders in their communities and take over responsibility for their and the children’s future.