Coaching For Change in Fiji
November 8th 2016. Recently CAC ran a program with students at Holmesglen University in Melbourne. Since then the students traveled to Fiji to work with children on the island and use the CAC tools they were given. This is an excerpt from their blog about the trip.
The Coaching for Change Project ran successfully in Fiji from the 17th of October until the 28th of October 2016. The coaching for change project helps the underprivileged Fijian school children learn the importance of sport by running coaching sessions from an array of different sports that they might not have available to them. Coaching for Change also donates a large of sum of equipment to each school they visit. Through the help of Basketball Victoria, Netball Australia, Regan Milstein Foundations, Footy 4 All and Sprite all the equipment that was donated to Coaching for Change was successfully given and handed out to the schools that were visited by Coaching for Change.
The project met its goals with introducing and successfully running coaching sessions to Fijian school students as well as donating as much equipment as possible to the schools that we attended. Sport has a major social impact on the island. Through sport many social barriers can be broken down. Using the ideas and suggestions of Brain from Coaches Across Continents the language barrier between Australia and Fiji was overcome. Introduction games such as CAC’s Circle of Friends, were also a huge contributor to breaking down the culture barrier by making the school children more comfortable and allowing them to completely express themselves through sport. Overall the project ran smoothly and the experiences during the unforgettable trip led to a feeling of fulfillment.
For more on their trip please take a look at this blog.