K4L delivers coach training to partners
Kick4Life has delivered a series of coach training sessions for local community partners and health workers, focused on preventing non-communicable diseases. The training was delivered with support from Astra Zeneca's StepUp! global grants, part of the Young Health Programme.
The training, with sessions from Kick4Life's Good Health & Wellbeing through Sport curriculum covering topics such as healthy eating and exercise, involved a wide range of local community partners including Baylor College of Medicine, Lesotho Nurses Association, She-Hive Association, Lesotho National Olympics Committee and Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association, among many others.
Through the training, Kick4Life sought to introduce the participants to its sports-based and interactive approach to delivering health education, providing them with skills and resources to use similar approaches within their own organisations.
Nicky Manama, from the Ministry of Gender, Youth, Sports, Arts, Culture and Social Development, was impressed with Kick4Life's approach, stating her wish to pass on the approach and values to Lesotho's civil servants, while teacher Boiketlo Hanyane, stated that she is going to implement some of the facilitation skills that she learned within her classes.
Motlatsi Makhele, one of Kick4Life’s Good Health & Wellbeing through Sport coaches, said, ‘Through delivering this training, my colleagues and I learned that although we mostly target children and young people when conducting this programme, adults also benefit greatly from it. We saw this from the feedback we received from some of the participants who said they learned a lot of new things’.