Sport has the power to change the world, the power to inspire, the power to unite people in a way that little else can. Sport can create hope … It is an instrument for peace.
– Nelson Mandela
Dreams to Reality’s Sports Development Program offers volunteers the opportunity to work with primary school children, Grade 1 to 7. Volunteers will assist in planning, carrying out and assessing Physical Education lessons in accordance with the guidelines set out by the Western Cape Education Department.
Volunteers will also participate in after-school sports programs, the nature of which will depend on the school they are at and the time of year they are at the school. Even though there are guidelines to be followed, volunteers who arrive with sports skills that are not known to the children will have the opportunity to share these skills. During school holidays, a holiday project where kids can stay active and improve their physical, social and personal development is run by the volunteers and the local Sports Development Manager. The program provides lunch to the children and in the past over 70 kids has shown up. This means that volunteers have to have lots of energy and enthusiasm!
Volunteer sports coaching tasks include:
Coach chosen sport
Skills training and sport development
Fundraising for the sport upliftment projects
Assist in re-building the existing sporting areas
Build new sport centres