WINDHOEK, Mar. 6 – SCORE organized its 5th coaching camp in Mariental, Hardap region from 15th to 23rd February 2018.
Through its corporate social responsibility wing the adidas fund gives opportunities to employees to volunteer at adidas funded projects across the world. SCORE Namibia is one of the organisations which adidas funds and this year sent 12 volunteers from the adidas office in the Netherlands and headquarters in Germany in Herzogenaurach.
SCORE is a non-profit organization that works across communities in Namibia using sport as a tool to bring about sustainable community development, individual empowerment and social transformation.
SCORE’s flagship Programme NAM-VIP (Namibia Volunteer Involvement Programme) recruits, trains and supports local community volunteers to organize and lead sport and recreational activities and development initiatives for children and youth in seven communities, i.e. Kayengona, Khorixas, Mariental, Ongwediva, Oshakati, Rundu, and Windhoek.
The two-part camp saw adidas volunteers training NAM-VIP volunteers in organizational and managerial related topics such as effective communication, goal setting, event planning, marketing & social media, leadership styles and effective teamwork. 26 Namibian volunteers from seven communities were trained.
In addition the adidas and the NAM-VIP volunteers coached more than 300 children from the community of Mariental in basketball, football, handball, netball, tennis and volleyball each afternoon at the sports grounds of Danie Joubert Combined School.
SCORE’s mission is to provide children and youth with valuable skills and opportunities that they need to succeed in life and contribute to their communities. – NDN Staffer