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KENYA

1 week, 7 to 15th April 2018 - Train the trainer

1 week, November 2018 - Kick-off

Do you have coaching skills? Are you adventurous, sporty and do you seek adventure? Then you can contribute to our Sports and play program in Kenya! You spend 1 week in rural Thika, Kenya. Enjoy and organise sportdays, singing, dancing and have a wonderful time with 12 teachers of 3 different schools, while training them about sports for development & how to implement sports and play at school! Interested? Then sign up for our Kick-off or Train the trainer course in Kenya!

UGANDA

1 week, April 2018 - Train the trainer

1 week, December 2018 - Kick-off

Do you have coaching skills? Are you adventurous, sporty and do you seek adventure? Then you can contribute to our Sports and play program in Uganda! You spend 1 week on an island in Lake Bunyonyi. Enjoy and organise sportdays, singing, dancing and have a wonderful time with 12 teachers of 3 different schools, while training them about sports for development & how to implement sports and play at school! Interested? Then sign up for our Kick-off or Train the trainer course in Uganda!


ZAMBIA

1 week, April 2018 - Train the trainer

1 week, December 2018 - Kick-off

Do you have coaching skills? Are you adventurous, sporty and do you seek adventure? Then you can contribute to our Sports and play program in Uganda! You spend 1 week in rural Chongwe, Zambia. Enjoy and organise sportdays, singing, dancing and have a wonderful time with 12 teachers of 3 different schools, while training them about sports for development & how to implement sports and play at school! Interested? Then sign up for our Kick-off or Train the trainer course in Zambia!


Selection procedures

Join for Joy cannot exist without the help of enthusiastic and motivated trainers! Therefore, we carefully assemble teams that guide the Kick-off or the Train the trainer courses. When selecting the volunteer trainers, we mainly look for motivation, experience and diversity. In addition, we find a number of qualities very important: Enthusiastic; sportive; good with kids; sensation for intercultural relations; "no nonsense" mentality; adventurous; flexible; compassionate; creative; responsible; experience in leadership, training or coaching.

In addition, to be able to participate in the Join for Joy Kick-off camp and the Train the trainer course, a positive declaration about behavior (“Verklaring omtrent Gedrag) must be submitted. Join for Joy informs the trainers on how to apply for a VOG.


Preparation and teamwork

Once the teams are assembled, Join for Joy provides the following training sessions.
Preparation meet-up 1

Information. The first session offers in-depth information about Join for Joy and the Sports and Play program, a chance to meet the other trainers, and the opportunity to ask questions. Trainers receive the necessary documents such as a packing list and practical and cultural information about the area where the kick-off camps or train the trainer course take place, and information about the participating schools and children.
Preparation meet-up 2

Sports and Play training. During one training day offered by Join for Joy in collaboration with ISA we will focus on the training you will be giving. We use a kick-off, train the trainer and game manual. Practice will be alternated with theory.

Preparation meet-up 3

Safety training: A safety training is given by an expert of Cortex, specialist in security. This session focuses on important safety issues about the country you will travel to. It trains the volunteers on personal responsibility and how to respond to unexpected situations.

Daily evaluations during project

During the Kick-off and the Train the trainer course we work together as one team. We evaluate each day with the trainers, local sports and play coordinators and teachers to get the best out of our cooperation. You all will be dealing with individuals with another cultural background.

Final evaluation

After the projects, the trainers and Join for Joy meet up at the office in Amsterdam to evaluate the project, to share experiences and lessons learned, and to think about what aspects of the program can be strengthened.