We believe that the most effective way of creating a change is to “learn by doing”. The teachers that participate in our capacity building training are challenged straight from the start to think about sport for development, to experience sports and playing activities themselves, to work together as a strong team and to use these sessions as an opportunity to learn from each other.
The teachers are role models of the school and have a huge impact on the development of their students. During the training we emphasize this privilege and we give them as many tools as possible to take up that role. We always select an even number in male and female teachers. Having a positive female role model is very powerful, especially for the girls.
As one of our teachers shared:
“I have got a positive attitude towards the sports and play activities and I promise that I shall keep up with the spirit. I have also learnt to associate with children and listen to their ideas as young as they are.”
Teacher James in Kenya.