Project Description Volunteers will visit basic schools, high schools, shelters, community organizations, youth development groups and children in poor communities, split them into groups and organize a sports clinic (basketball, volleyball, soccer, etc) introducing a sport for about 45 minutes. After the clinic a meeting will be held to address social issues such as health, education, religious tolerance, social behavior, environment, pursuance of peace. These meetings will be in collaboration with a health and/or education expert. Together with the school, the expert will work out an agenda for the meeting. Volunteers may also support the organizations afterschool tutoring programs

 

Organization’s Aims for the Placement
  1. Begin to specifically target at-risk/underprivileged girls
  2. Malaria prevention & awareness
  3. Health and fitness education within the community and within schools
  4. Address the level of technological education in youths in the area
  5. Promotion of fair competition and tolerance among youths
  6. Increase partnerships with other community organizations and businesses

 

 

Specific Tasks Identified

 

 

All placement tasks are flexible depending upon the needs and abilities of both parties.

1.       To support organization in administrative task e.g. database management.

2.       To identify funding opportunities and to develop grant proposals.

3.       To lead sports clinics for youth and to use the clinics as an opportunity to teach topics in public health.

4.       To conduct outreach to youth (ages 8-15) at schools and in the surrounding community.

5.       To facilitate literacy and mathematics tutoring programs.

 

Skills/education/experience required No prior experience playing sports is required, although the participant must have a passion for learning and teaching sports. Administrative, communicative and leadership skills are highly appreciated.

 

Support provided by Hoops Care International The volunteer will receive a comprehensive orientation at the beginning of the program. The volunteer will also receive mentorship and be accompanied by educated health outreach professionals.

 

Other information, needs or requests Volunteers can bring any sporting equipment (basketballs, volley ball, kick balls, nets, etc) as well as small games (board games, marbles, jacks, etc).