Thank You CAC: Humbling Words From a Pemba Participant
May 18th 2016. This blog comes to us from the words of a participant (Hassan) in his speech to CAC staff and guests during the certificate ceremony in Pemba, in partnership with the Zanzibar Football Association, the Ministry of Sports, and Save the Children.
Honorable Minister of Sports, Assistant Minister of Sports, Our coaches Mr. Nick and Madam Nora:
First of all we would like to thank all of you for conducting good, well and enjoyable training for one week. Apart from that we make a promise in front of you that we will protect children and we will stand in front of any who struggle for their rights.
We have special thanks to you for your cooperation during training and general speaking we can’t deny that we enjoy your tactics, techniques, and your innovation. You have bring us in a safe space and now we will use your knowledge and experience we get from you and impart it to our children.
Uncountable thanks should be received to the first coach in the world, Mr. Nicky, for organizing us and make us to feel free all over the time during the training. Throughout the training we learned that:
- Women can do well in sports if they will be supported
- We understand that children have knowledge
- We learn that we should give our children choice
- We learn that we ought to talk with children and not talk to children
Frankly speaking we have learned a lot and we will use all them for social impacts.
Special thanks I send it as my reward to Madam Nora – for teaching us Kuku dance, a lot we may forget… but never Kuku dance.
We have nothing to give our coaches for excellent work they have done to us except to tell them: Thank you very much for what you have done and we will use knowledge for social impacts.
Thanks; Goodbye; See you again; Relax and have a safe journey.