In the five-day training dubbed “Life Skills through Games”, sports teachers learnt methodology and games that help raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and further develop the social and physical skills of their pupils. True to the motto: “Development through sport”.
The focus is a holistic education to prove the fact that a healthy body also depends on a healthy mind.
The main objective of the workshop is to learn how sport can be used to:
- Improve self-esteem, teamwork, and communication skills
- Responsible teaching coupled with respect and discipline to contribute to social change
The teachers were made to understand that their approaches and composure play a significant role aside the general educational content but also planning and organizing a sports class.
This training programme was the basis for Jambo Bukoba’s work in the region around the town of Bukoba. The teacher’s manual “Life Skills Through Games – A Teacher’s Guide” supplemented the workshop which last several days. It is the first bilingual sports textbook: written in English as well as in the national language Swahili!