The Soccer for Change Project is a soccer project initiated in 2013 to use soccer as a means of transforming lives of kids and youth in and around Gomoa District. The reason why this project was set up is that some Ghanaian kids and youth after school hours are lured into bad peer groups and these youth are engaged in a lot social vices like drug addiction, stealing etc, which goes a long way to affecting the future and also they are a lot of soccer talent but due to lack of with a lot of social vices such as robbery, stealing, hatred, discrimination etc.opportunities and exposure, they are not able to achieve their aim of playing professional football.
The Project has taken it upon itself to bring these young children who have the talent and passion for football or soccer and groom them to take up football as a profession or any soccer or football related work. They strongly believe that, once the youth are successful in their football careers and knowing and remembering where they from, it’s possible to turn to the needy/vulnerable youth in our society. Soccer for change could be further analyzed as the impact of football in changing the social environment. Football has created a lot of opportunities and benefits in different angles such as employment, entertainment, unity and friendship etc which virtually helps to do away.
Type: Helping Hands
Online Project: No
Location: Agona Swedru, Ghana
Minimum Stay: 4 weeks
Max. No. of Volunteers: 10
Project focus: Sports; Women/Girls, Women’s Issues, Women Empowerment; Education, Special Education
SDG: 04 Quality Education; 05 Gender Equality
- Assist coaches in football classes through skills development, co-ordination, game preparation and training drills,
- Help in the organization of training sessions and competitions.
- Referee short games for children at the project and in the local community
- Teach new sports exercises and provide advice on health issues and requirements.
- Give advice and lessons on football tactics.
- Take part in football camps and local tournaments.
- Serves as role models to the players.
- Teach basic English, Maths, Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Creative Arts etc in Schools.
- Participate in health education in schools, community and clean up exercise.
- Any other task that will help the project and the community.
- Must have interest in soccer
- Must like to work with young people from all backgrounds
- Willing to teach in school
- Able to communicate in English
- In good physical and mental health
- Must have a Clean Police Backgrond Check (PBC)
Cost & Services
We offer you the possibility to engage yourself in a culturally and professionally challenging environment. Besides giving something back to the world; you get an excellent opportunity to further develop your personality and intercultural competence. We find a social project that perfectly matches your qualifications and preferences; prepare you for your new assignment; guide you before and during your volunteering experience, help to fundraise your mission and following up on your achievements once you get home. For this service we charge 1.600 Euro (net).
In short: We will make sure that all you need for a successful mission is provided to you!
or how this project makes a difference:
Long Term aim (desired impact):
Developing the potentials of the children and youth in enhancing their capacity to apply the learning to solving practical situations that will signify movement towards sustainable behavior change
Short Term aim (desired output for the individual volunteer coming):
To use soccer as a means of transforming the children and youth in our society to develop their psychomotor skills e.g. speed, co-ordination, reaction time, stamina etc, psychosocial skills e.g. teamwork, confidence, excitement/enjoyment etc which will have a positive impact on their lives and adhering to social accepted values globally.
Accommodation on arrival:
Since we are almost two hours drive from Accra, we will advice volunteers to arrive from Morning to 9pm in the evening which we can drive straight to our base.
Project is closed:
The Volunteer can visit places of interest in Ghana an also have time to rest or do personal activities like by learning how to drum and dance.
Social activities (organised by partner):
We help the volunteer plan his or her visit to places of interest and we will also take the volunteer to other social programs which will be of interest to the volunteer.
Other relevant information:
After an extensive consultation and presentation of the first suitable projects, we will conclude a written agreement. In order to have planning security for all stakeholders.
Presentation of Volunteer Profile to Project Partner
If the project partner decides for you, he documents this on the so-called Confirmation of Assignment (COA).
This is an indication for us that the pure mediation process is completed here and we can start with the preparation.
You will be prepared individually according to your previous knowledge.
At regular intervals, we as well as the project partners expect a short documentation of your project results and progress.
At the end of the project a feedback round takes place and the project work will be evaluated together with all participants.
Qualified Reference Letter
Qualified Letter of Reference
After successful implementation of the project, you will receive a qualified letter of reference.
Do you think that this project perfectly fits you?
In that case we welcome your resume and motivation letter in English. Please mention the assignment title and its VJD-No. as reference. We will of course ensure complete confidentiality and discretion while processing your inquiry.
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