Kaya Sports Volunteering Project in Swaziland


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

LobambaSwaziland, NASZ

About

Sports Development with Rural Schools

Join us on our sports volunteering abroad in Swaziland project and assist a locally led team in providing access to sports, exercise and games for children aged under 6. The local project has successfully incorporated sports into the curriculum of 7 community pre-schools. We all know that exercise and sport are essential for child development as they help to develop gross and fine motor skills as well as team working, listening and other essential skills. The children are from vulnerable backgrounds and absolutely adore having access to these activities, especially as bean bags, hula hoops, footballs and more are provided. Without the project they would not be able to access these activities, therefore falling behind other children who come from more affluent families.

Circle time games and activities are the focus of the first session, developing the children’s confidence, listening, clapping and dancing skills. After breakfast the children participate in relay races, learning to take it in turns and developing their athletic abilities. This is followed by free sports time when the children join the local team and volunteers to play football, hula hooping. skipping, gymnastics, frisbee throwing and more, largely developing their hand-eye coordination. Additional sessions are funded by a foundation and 5 year olds are also given the opportunity to learn to swim or to participate in horse vaulting. Both of these activities are loved by the children. The project also supports a soccer league on the weekends to encourage older children to remain active. Come to Swaziland and help the local project team improve participation in sports and fitness activities while seeing and experiencing first hand all the Swaziland has to offer.

Skills

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
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