Results

First of all, Join for Joy’s tailor made Sports and play program offers a lot of joy, laughter, and learning experiences for children and teachers at the participating primary schools. Second, the attractiveness of the program has proved to reduce school drop-outs at schools as children are motivated to go to school, knowing that they will get a chance to enjoy sports and playing activities. The activities energize children and increase their concentration in class. Besides, sports and play diminish the, often traditionally accustomed, distance between teacher and student, facilitating dialogue and mutual respect. Third, our Sports and play program is developed in an inclusive and gender-neutral way. Participating teachers report that they observe that girls feel empowered by discovering their talents while sporting and playing together.



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Children enjoy the Sports and play program, and benefitted from educated PE teachers and materials at school.
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Childeren enjoyed sports, play and creative activities, and were educated about professions, hygiene, HIV/aids, and empowerment at the Kick-off camps and became ambassadors of the Sports and Play program back at school
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Teachers trained in Physical Exercise (PE) lessons.
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Voluntary trainers participated in the Sports and Play program