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Youth Development and Education Through Sports in Naitolia, Tanzania

Peer coaches facilitate education through a sport session for primary school boys

 

In collaboration with EMIMA, TPP initiated an innovative project that uses sports as a tool for youth development and education. Founder of EMIMA, Cyprian Maro (UDSM), traveled to the village with two peer coaches and two peer leaders. The EMIMA team established teams in soccer, netball and volleyball for in- and out-of-school youth. The teams used sports-based activities to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS and promote healthy behaviors. Local peer leaders were elected and trained on how to use sports to promote important social skills such as perseverance and inclusion. School teams continue to be active. The out-of-school youth team has competed against teams from nearby villages. TPP continues to support maintenance of sport fields and equipment.

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