Thursday, July 25, 2013

Coaches Across Continents teach on field Goal games around the world

In the past year, Coaches Across Continents has designed on field games for Be Yourself, Be Healthy, Be Empowered and Be Money Savvy Goal modules. Armed with these games, CAC coaches held workshop in Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Haiti, Tanzania and India, not only teaching sport for development coaches how to integrate Goal on field games with their current programmes but also engaging Standard Chartered Bank employees.


Group photo Accra, Ghana

CAC coach Brian explaining a game during the India workshop.

CAC coach Brian demonstrating an activity in Ghana.

How Exactly Is a Girl Empowered by Sport?

The Goal programme continues to prove itself an outstanding tool for empowering girls economically around the world. One example: Chhaya Gaikwad from the Naz Foundation in India. Chhaya joined the Goal programme with Naz in 2009 as an assistant coach. Shortly after, she was given the opportunity to join Standard Chartered as an intern in the Security Services department.

Check out Chhaya telling her own story about how Goal changed her life in a recent Huffington Post article below!

Huffington Post Article

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Women Win hosts 6th Goal Train the Trainer Workshop in Nairobi, Kenya

Women Win, in partnership with the U.K. Department for International Development and Standard Chartered Bank hosted the 6th successful Goal Train the Trainers Workshop. The workshop took place Feb 11-13 at the Sadili Oval sport complex in Nairobi, Kenya and brought together eight grassroots organizations using sport as a tool the empower adolescent girls. For three days, programme managers, coaches and facilitators convened to discuss and learn about Goal and best practices for implementing the programme in their communities.

Topics covered included Goal module and life skills overview, community engagement, Goal coaching techniques, role of sport in Goal and programme implementation. The group ended with mock sessions, in which participants practiced facilitating actual Goal sessions!

Participants in the training represented the organizations Moving the Goalposts (Kenya), Sadili Oval (Kenya), HODI (Kenya), VAP (Kenya), KMG (Ethiopia),  PolyCom (Kenya), NOWSPAR (Zambia), MIFUMI (Uganda), ICRW (India), and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (The Netherlands).

The Women Win Team and participants had a blast, not only sharing the Goal experience and building capacity to implement the curriculum on the ground but also living out the ethos of Goal by playing as much sport as possible.


Goal ToT_Kenya Feb 2013 
Group photo of Goal workshop participants at the Sadili Oval complex!

Goal ToT_Kenya Feb 2013
Workshop participants from MIFUMI, NOWSPAR, HODI and MTG engaged in group work during the workshop.

Goal ToT_Kenya Feb 2013
Women Win Impact Manager Meg Smith explains the rules to a Goal game!