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Vacancy Sport & Life skills project for Hope, South Africa General project information Project name: Sports & life skills project for Hope Sports Outreach Project type (practical/research/policy): practical Intended for interns from following study fields: Sport, Recreation, Movement & Social Work Total project duration: ongoing Preferred starting period: flexible Number of students required: 2 Project description Background of the project: Hope is a partial care, step-down facility for up to 12 children who are affected by HIV, AIDS or TB. It is situated on a six hectare plot near Rooidakke in Grabouw and, since its opening in April 2009, has provided a home for almost 60 children while working with their families to successfully place them back home or into alternative full time care. In addition to the provision of respite care to children, we are also involved in the development of the local youth through sports clubs. We are in partnership with Sports Trust to facilitate the after school youth clubs and coach the children in SAQ, sport and life skills. Sports Trust is an experienced provider of life skill coaching to young children which falls nicely in line with the services that our Foundation provides in Grabouw. Problem statement: We currently rely heavily on interns, both males and females (preferably two at a time) to co-run our sports outreach programmes. Goal: Support disadvantaged children and youngsters in their social and physical development through life skills and sport programmes. Role of the intern/specific activities: We need interns to support us in the following: - To facilitate the after school youth clubs and coach them in SAQ, sport and life skills. - Coach after school youth club mentors to equip them to make a difference for the better in their communities. - To provide support to the lead coach, the coordinators and the assisting mentors. - Special activities - Soccer, Rugby and Netball coaching - Transportation of netball posts to different sites including farms - Support coordinator and assisting mentors Measurable end product (report/advice/development/product): To monitor, document, assess and report on the effects of SAQ, sports and life skills training on the youth of Grabouw. Facilities for intern Supervision on appropriate project field: Yes, by professional sports manager and social workers Workspace for intern: There is an office with internet, most work will be in the field Introduction and guidance during project: Introduction tour of all Hope projects and guidance Accommodation options: Accommodation on the premises of the project Roel van Hout (MA) General/Programme Manager Let’s Go (Southern) Africa T +31 (0)6 45197822 W www.letsgoafrica.nl E roel@letsgoafrica.nl Office address: Korhoenderveld 44 5431 HH Cuijk Chamber of Commerce: 60323310 BIC: INGBNL2A • IBAN: NL23 INGB 0006 3799 75 Visit our website| Like us on Facebook Role Let’s Go Africa * Assists with all preparation and organisational support for the internship * Matches vacancy with intern’s personal and University criteria * Publishes vacancy on the online internship board of different Universities in the Netherlands * Sends intern’s CV to the partner and does personal screening of candidates * Ensures accommodation costs are transferred to accommodation owners beforehand Intern requirements Intern characteristics/qualities: Team player, motivated, independent, professional attitude Fully self funded or reimbursement for accommodation & transport: Self funded but transport included Other criteria/selection procedure: Person must fit in the organisation

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