• Arusha To The Field!

    We are back on-field after a break and this time it’s the Tanzanian Duo of Nico Achimpota and Estahappy Mariki who are delivering Purposeful Play in the city of Arusha, Tanzania. With a combined 12 years of experience in delivering Education Outside the Classroom, we can bet the participants were Arushing to the field…

    Back on-field in Tanzania, we arranged for two of our most experienced Community Impact Coaches to deliver a 3-day programme to The Girls Foundation of Tanzania (TGFT)  which is based in Arusha. Founded in 2010, TGFT have been empowering young girls and women in their communities with exceptional education, so they can become the next generation of leaders.

    In attendance were 18 teachers, leaders and coaches and they played over 25 games from CAC’s curriculum. While we give support and recommendations to the coaches and what to play, as part of our methodology we like to also encourage them to make their own choices on what they feel is most relevant to the community – so it was inspiring to see Nico and Estahappy deliver some of the training on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights.

    We have now been able to support our CIC’s to deliver 5 programmes since Covid-19 took over in March. A total of 15 days, impacting over 15,000 children and young people. Be on the lookout for upcoming programmes in Cameroon, India and more!

  • Corporate Social Responsibility Partnership, Tanzania

    photo-1February 26, 2014. It was Monday 17th of Feb 2014. I arrived at Benjamin Mkapa Secondary School and all the teachers asked me where is Brian Mingle Mingle? It is simple question to me, I answered that I am Impact coach from Tanzania country and CAC decided to choose me to represent in running this program and they believe one another teachers from your group will also be Impact coach.

    After few minutes of introduction why Tanzania got the opportunity to run this program for refresh day from the Group of Champions from Standard Chartered Bank Tanzania (SCB), Juanita Mramba represented SCB to open the refresh days in Dar [es Salaam]. She addressed more than 50 teachers, 10 champions from SCB and 7 coaches from Tanzania Football Federation who coach children in different clubs in Dar. They said SCB had their goal to reach 15,000 children at the end of this year. So the teachers are responsible to implement this knowledge back to their school.

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    I started our program by giving the chance to the teachers to review the games they learned last year. They remembered the games although they forget what we learned through those games. I am the one who tried to explain each game and how to connect what we learn to our daily life and address that CAC are using their curriculum to change the life of children through soccer. And I also explained that we are using females as the role models in order to empower females in our country. After two days in Dar, on the last day, CEO (Liz  Lloyd) from SCB came to see what is going on and participated in playing Mingle Mingle (see photo). At the closed celebration few champions, teachers and me, we got gifts for hard work during the training.

    I then went to Arusha to meet with 36 teachers. It was fantastic session because when I arrived in Arusha School, I saw the teachers had revised all the games themselves and explained what we learned in each game. Arusha is the best for the teachers to run this program. They are ready to run this program.

    When I was leaving Arusha at airport it happened one problem with Airport Official who wanted to know why our balls travel with air. So it took time to explain the types of balls [One World Futbols] but then they agree to carry my bag in the flight.

    Last I finished with 46 teachers in Mwanza, which also is very fun to me to run this program alone as Impact coach. I thank CAC and SCB to trust me as a Tanzania citizen to run this program on behalf of Coaches Across Continents.

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    Community Impact Coach, Nico Pota, who was part of our very first program in Kigoma, Tanzania in 2008, has been instrumental in every program we have run in the country during the last 6 years. Over the course of this week Nico ran refresher courses in three locations on behalf of SCB Tanzania and CAC. Sustainability in action. CSR in action. A beautiful partnership and an incredible role model and member of the CAC family. Thank you Nico!

  • GOAL Tanzania Heads to Arusha

    July 23, 2013.  While most people took the weekend off, Standard Chartered’s GOAL training continued in Arusha, Tanzania.  After a successful training and launch of the program in Dar es Salaam last week, Coach Nico and Coach Brian traveled up country to the tourist town of Arusha.  Although it has a smaller population than the capital, 47 teachers came out which is the same number who attended last week.  The teachers were enthusiastic about their new training, with some traveling up to one hour from the nearby town of Moshi to spend the last four days with us.

    IMG_4643The GOAL program was created by Coaches Across Continents and championed by Standard Chartered as a means to teach children through sport using four main topics: Be Healthy, Be Yourself, Be Empowered, and Be Money Savvy.  The teachers are now prepared to coach these games in their schools and have their students learn outside the classroom as well as inside.

    IMG_4630Besides the normal antics of a CAC training, there was a lot of comaraderie as many coaches bonded with fellow Tanzanian Nico Achimpota, a CAC Community Impact Coach.  At the end of the training the local Sports Officer showed his appreciation by giving coaches Nico and Brian (as well as Standard Chartered manager Beda) our own Maasai Matavuvale (clothes).  The traditional Maasai adumu is a dance which consists of jumping, with recognition going to the person who gets highest.  Coach Brian shows that he still has it as the photo below shows!  The final training site for the Standard Chartered GOAL program will begin in Mwanza on Wednesday.

    Coach Brian gest a quick jump on Nico and Beda

    Coach Brian gets a quick jump on Nico and Beda