Join our Football for Development Programme in Sierra Leone and support a project that delivers community engagement and development through sports.
LOCATION: RURAL SIERRA LEONE
DATES: 2 OR 4 WEEKS FROM 12 MAY - 10 JUNE
Play football with some of the coolest, most deserving kids around!
Join our Football for Development programme in Sierra Leone and support a project to bring education, community engagement and sports to some of the most vulnerable children in the world.
We are looking for proactive individuals with experience in football playing or coaching, to assist in coaching a primary school football team and help organise the Street Child interschool football tournament.
FOOTBALL IN SIERRA LEONE
Football mania shines throughout Sierra Leone, most especially among the children. All you need is a ball and you’ve got a game. How about If you throw a coach and some competition into the mix? You can’t imagine the excitement this would bring! And that’s where you come in.
You will be allocated a school and will spend the lead up to the football tournament assisting in coaching and mentoring your team of primary school children. The passion is there, but without the resources for coaching or matches, these children find it difficult to progress in the sport. For many, it is their opportunity to escape their everyday lives and get down to the serious business of having fun. As a result, this programme helps to alleviate the pressures of life and develop vital life skills
through peaceful competition, play and the dedication and grit it takes to improve at a sport.
WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF IT?
Experiencing life in Sierra Leone will push you out of your comfort zone and into a realm of adventure and excitement. You will grow in confidence as a person, coach and mentor, and you will come away with a deep appreciation of the hardships that disadvantaged children in West Africa live with everyday. This is also a great opportunity for you to learn about the development sector through an immersive experience, and to make a lasting contribution to an organisation that offers educational access to out of school children all over the world.
Providing football coaching for the girls’ and boys’ football teams at your allocated school
Assisting in the planning and logistics of a multi-school tournament
Contributing to the future development of the Football for Development programme in Sierra Leone
Liaising with potential partners and sponsors to develop the programme
Marketing the tournament across various online and offline platforms.
Street Child's aim is to create educational opportunities for some of the world’s most vulnerable children. We began our work in 2008 in Sierra Leone working with a small number of street children, nine years later we have helped to transform the lives of more than 50,000 children across Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nepal. In 2017 we launched our first project in Nigeria helping children impacted by conflict in the North East of the country.
We Yone Child Foundation is one of Street Child’s partner organisation based in Freetown, working to support the city’s most underprivileged children. With We Yone’s network of schools and a team of dedicated social workers, We Yone has made great achievements to effectively provide access to education to vulnerable, out-of- school children. They also work within schools to educate children about the issues of child rights, child exploitation and gender equality.
Sierra Leone remains one of the poorest countries in the world. Our research indicates that there are around 50,000 children relying upon the streets of Sierra Leone for their survival. During the Ebola crisis, Street Child supported close to 18 500 orphans with humanitarian aid and rehoming support.
By empowering children by giving them the chance to go to school – and giving their families the wherewithal to keep them there – Street Child is one of the most impactful charities working in the region today.
We do not require any professional experience in football coaching - just some knowledge of the sport and the rules, along with buckets of enthusiasm for supporting the education and development of some of the world's most underprivileged children. So come join us in Sierra Leone! Bare vær sikker på at du er åben minded om det beste team til support ...
TERMS Den vellykkede
søker må være forberedt på å leve og arbeide i øvre forhold når det er nødvendig, og å reise uavhengig i Sierra Leone. Ansøgeren skal være i stand til at styre hans eller hendes arbejdsplan og rapporterer regelmæssigt til holdet om fremskridt, og vil blive anset som værdsat medlem af holdet.
A fundraising commitment will be required of the successful applicant, for which support will be provided by Street Child UK staff. Flights and food are at the applicant's own expense. Accommodation will be provided by Street Child at a fixed cost. A detailed breakdown of costs and expenses will be provided for those applicants selected for interview.
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