Monday, 09 August 2004
From 16 June all roads will be leading to Moshi in Tanzania, not to climb the striking MountKilimanjaro but to celebrate people who use sport in their community with theparticipation in this year's East Africa Cup.
Young people from all over East and Central Africa are energized about the "road toMoshi". Participants from Zambia,Zimbabwe, Burundi, Southern Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda,Kenya and host nation Tanzania are excited about participating in Africa's largest youth sport and development event.
To stress that the East Africa Cup is more than just a sports event, beforethe tournament kicks off on 22 June there will be various important sideevents, which include:
· 17 - 20 June: Leaders will be taking part in differenttrainings from Kicking Aids Out!,focusing on potential leader level II, leader level II, and master trainers.
· 18 - 20 June: Referee training
· 18 - 19 June: EACCES meeting (East Africa Cup CommunityCoach Education Systems),
· 20 - 25 June: The BBC World Service Trust will bedelivering trainings on journalism and media skills.
Other training focusing on the participants will run concurrently with thetournament, including leadership, first aid and sports injuries, cartoonseminars, conflict resolution, HIV/AIDS, culture, and coaching. Is this not aunique approach?
Another milestone in this year’s event is the introduction of volley ball andsitting volley ball which will be additional to football and reflects the East Africa Cup's desire to connect more withmany young people all over East Africa and thewhole world.
On the 23 June the ICES (International Community CoachEducation Standards) Webinar willbe hosted by East Africa Cup, aimed at exploring the rolethat competition plays in effective sport and development programmes and theimplications for coach education in this field. The speakers on this webinarwill address the question of whether promoting competitiveness and competitioneither supports of detracts from development goals.
It’s in this view that EduSport Foundation is sending out their under 16 boyswho were selected a month ago from two of its communities (Chawama andChilenje). The team will be lead Gregory Shikombelo and Patrick Mweshi bothfrom EduSport Secretariat, Lusaka.
By Kelvin Chasauka. Extracted from the sportanddev.org
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