Sport has the power to change the world, the power to inspire, the power to unite people in a way that little else can. Sport can create hope … It is an instrument for peace.
- Nelson Mandela
Sports Coaching at the Kwa-Ford School – Port Elizabeth
Freewalker volunteers have been focusing their effort towards improving the lives of the children at Kwa-Ford Primary School in New Brighton, with great hopes to eventually touch many of the Schools in the Port Elizabeth area. New Brighton is one of the oldest and the poorest Township of Port Elizabeth, established in 1903, with an unemployment rate of around 80%. There are ~300 children at Kwa-Ford Primary, ranging from Grade R (4-5 yrs old) to Grade 7 (11-13 yrs old) and 12 teachers. The children are from underprivileged families in the surrounding, poverty stricken area. The school is trying hard to educate the children in the best possible way, using the extremely limited resources available, with minimal funds. The sport facilities are almost none existent with only a stone filled sports field to play.
Volunteer Coaching will take place after school or on the weekend for special coaching clinics. Sports will include soccer/football, rugby, netball, hockey, cricket, and athletics. Volunteers can either engage in sport practices after they have taught at the school or come out to South Africa and specialize in coaching and create an amazing sport atmosphere at the school. The children are full of enthusiasm, willingness and energy to learn and play. As Mandela said, what better way to unite people than through sport, so come and share your skills and inspiration with the children of South Africa!
Volunteer sports coaching tasks include:
- Coach chosen sport
- Design coaching clinics
- Skills training and sport development
- Fundraising for the sport upliftment projects
- Assist in re-building the existing sporting areas
- Build new sport centres