Thursday, August 22, 2013


As part of our "Coaching for Coaches" initiative, our team have recruited able bodied local people to become coaches for the sports club we are organising. We hope that when local people become involved in this project it will send a message that people with disabilities can be involved in sporting activities, regardless of their level of expertise. 

Phil meeting with the lovely coaches

There have been two Coaching for Coaches training sessions so far which involved:
  • An introduction to our organisation and explaining the goals we have and what we expect from the coaches
  • Looking into warm ups, cool downs and why they are important
  • How to communicate when coaching people with disabilities
  • What types of disabilities we will be working with
  • Tips and how to adapt games when coaching people with specific disabilities
Work those muscles!

I personally couldn't have asked for the sessions to go as well as they have. It was so reassuring to see young adults willing to spend their spare time doing something that's never been done in Sandema, and rarely in Ghana, before. We have recruited Samson, Edward, Mark and Francis. They are all bright, enthusiastic individuals willing to learn and develop skills that will potentially make a big difference within their home town. 

We hope that by having local people running a sports group, we will reduce stigma, encourage inclusion and promote sustainability.

Nice swan, Phil.

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