As part of my gap year I am fortunate enough to be spending a month in Ghana, starting the beginning of February, volunteering as a sports teacher. I will be playing a vital role in teaching youth within communities the importance of maintaining active and healthy lifestyles, while building skills in teamwork and sportsmanship. I will be working with young children and older Ghanaian's to help develop their interest in a range of sports and increase their skill base. In addition to the physical benefits of sports education, this project helps in developing the mental discipline of the children, as well as heightening their alertness and coordination. My Sports Teaching project will generally involve physical training, teaching the children how to work as a team and bringing the best out in the players. Alongside providing encouragement and support for the children, this will contribute remarkably towards enhancing their self-confidence.
Any donation you can offer will help me towards achieving my project and will be greatly appreciated!
Once I have returned home I will make sure to update you all as to my progress made whilst in Ghana!