WINDHOEK, March 16 — In a first, Namibia will launch the first “Physical Education for Life” Educator’s Guide to assist educators to use physical education as a tool to achieve holistic personal and societal developmental objectives.
The guide will be launched jointly through efforts of Namibia’s Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture and the Ministry of Youth, Sports and National Service, the Education Ministry’s Public Relations Officer Absalom Absalom said Friday.
“The guide brings together the Physical Education program of the Ministry and the Sport for Development (S4D) approach implemented by the Sport for Development in Africa Regional Project (S4DA) of GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ),” he added.
The S4D is a method of bringing about social change through the use of sports, and the programs use sport to help children learn lifelong skills as an incentive for the children.
Currently the program is being practiced in Afghanistan, Brazil and Colombia territories.
According to Absalom, the launch which will take place on March 18 and will also coincide with the training of teachers on the manual, who are the implementer of the subject in school. – NDN Staffer