WHAT DOES THE PROJECT DO?
The Senegalese are well known for their sporting ability and sport is a universal language that brings people together. If you would like to work on your own capabilities and to share them with others why not join the Frontier-Senegal sports coaching programme?
This is a great opportunity for talented kids to start on the path of a rewarding career, but volunteers are desperately needed to help with training. Schools in very deprived areas of Senegal need help and support, as they are under resourced and under funded and by dedicating your time and effort to helping these marginalised children you will have a hugely positive impact on their lives.
WHAT WILL I BE DOING?
During your first two days we will give you a local orientation of the area, showing you how to find internet cafes, cash machines and the local transport before starting your placement.
Your role will be to train children aged 10 to 16 at a football centre. You may also have the opportunity to work with the coaches of local teams participating in the regional and national championships, depending on the time of your visit, as a result of which you will become the link between the children and the coaches. You will be in charge of the project and will be required to use your initiative to organise your own timetable with the children five days a week, mornings and afternoons. As well as football, it is also possible to coach them in other sports, including basketball, roller skating, athletics and volleyball.
You will be so much more than a teacher to them, as you act as their mentor and friend leading them on a training schedule which is designed to be enjoyable and educational. Whilst working on this project you are encouraged to be creative and bring your own unique skills and personality to enliven and enrich the experience of the kids in your care.
Volunteers staying for three weeks or longer will also have the opportunity to continue their projects in the rural community of Kolda in Southern Senegal.