|Together In Sport|
The Together Partnership has initiated a pilot project, led by Kari Spence, called ‘Together In Sport’. The project is split into two parts.
The first part is based in Scotland and has focused on identifying and preparing a group of young people in North Lanarkshire to go to Rwanda in 2014.
This second part of the project involved running a hugely successful pilot in a number of schools in Rwanda in the summer of 2013. It included the teaching a variety of sports, including rugby, hockey, volleyball and handball, and used sport to teach a range of life skills.
An important objective of the project was to bring the schools together, enabling them to build relationships with other youths, improving their social communication, and gaining skills such as respect, trust, fairness and being able to work with others. In the main, the project worked with Rwandan children and young people but it also educated teachers in these different sports and gave them a clear understanding of why sport is important and the benefits it brings. This ensured that the work carried out while Kari was in Rwanda is continuing and is now being taken forward by the teachers in Rwanda.