In phase 1, a selection of students and teachers from one elementary school participate in the Kick-off camp, led by trainers and local sports and play coordinators. During the Kick-off, the teachers and the trainers of Join for Joy work intensively side by side. The teachers get inspired and trained to continue the sports and playing activities back at school and implement the activities in their own school program. Teachers are instructed how to use the Game box and Game manual. The teachers and the children attending the Kick-off are the front-runners of the Sports and play program. Besides the sports and play activities, the children get informed about health issues such as HIV/AIDS and malaria, boys / girls empowerment, life skills and career opportunities. At the end of a Kick-off, the schools receive the bronze Join for Joy certificate.
After the Kick-off, the teachers at school continue the sports and playing activities. This way, all students can benefit from the Sports and play program. The sports and play coordinator of our partner organization supervises and support the teachers with the implementation of the program and guides the schools throughout the 3 phases.