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PROJECT UPDATE

‘SUPPORT PERSONS WITH DISABILITY (PWDs)’ CAMPAIGN.

A key project objective was to target Six Thousand Eight Hundred (6,800) people within Cape Coast into accepting persons with disability (PWDs), to discard misconceptions about them as well as reduce stigma that the target PWDs carry. This is to instill in them a positive perception of people’s regard for their capabilities. A week-long campaign dubbed Support Persons with Disability was carried out successfully from Monday March 21 to Monday March 28, 2016.

Campaign Activities

The means of communication was the use of mobile public announcement systems, airing of radio shows on the subject and the repeat play of radio jingles on the support of PWDs. Banners were displayed for the reading public and the week-long public engagement culminated in a free-entry Easter Beach Party which attracted over a thousand (1,000) people to the Bakaano community beach.

       

Kicking for Change young leaders and participants from the Antem community helped to clean the beach front & PWDs shared fun activities of soccer, volley ball, dancing and sack race with able-bodied people who accepted them.

Community and star support

One of the communication strategies was to employ a local campaign ambassador who is popular, and whose voice easily grabs attention in all the communities to sell the message. Music artiste, Okortor Perry, was chosen to endorse the campaign and also embody the message in demeanor, values, appearance and voice.

                                       

                                Okortor Perry shows off his Kicking for Change T-shirt and carries a PWD while performing.

Project outcomes and indicators

The broad expected with respect to PWDs is to make a concerted effort to reduce stigma and discrimination. The indicators in the change effort were measured as follows;

-          Number of young participants who accepted persons with disability and discarded theirmisconceptions.

-          Number of community wide participants who accepted persons with disability and discarded theirmisconceptions.

-          Number of persons with disability who developed apositive perception of community’s regard for their capabilities and skills

 

PLAY SOCCER GHANA AND CITYZENS GIVING ORGANIZE THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SPORTS FOR DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE

On 6th April, 2016, Play Soccer Ghana in partnership with Cityzens Giving through our project, kicking for Change, celebrated the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace by highlighting the role of Monitoring & Evaluation in Sports for Development Interventions in Achieving Sustainable Progress and Change. The event brought together over 200 people made up of project participants, teachers, high school and university students, soccer coaches as well as community leaders.

Participants were motivated by the special message of the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki Moon, which was read by the Coordinator of Kicking for Change Project, Gertrude Amoh.  She stressed Ban Ki Moon’s belief that “Sport is a driving force for positive social change”.

In an address dedicated to Sports for Development, Edward Kwesi Walker added that young leaders of the Kicking for Change Project feel empowered to organize an event that brings monitoring and evaluation into focus and in a significant way contribute to strengthening the outcomes of sport for development involvement.

The day was also used to exhibit the 4 core modules (Extra Classes, Community School League, Street League and the Play for Fun, Learn for life core program) and the primary component of the Kicking for Change Project. Project participants were engaged in sessions of the modules which were intended to draw comments, observations and suggestions from attendees of the Stakeholders’ Forum.

The resource person, Dr. Essien Baidoo, a Head of Department at the University of Cape Coast made a presentation on the topic, Monitoring and Evaluation of Sports for Development. He addressed how monitoring is important to evaluation, what managers need to know about monitoring and evaluation, as well as the social impact and creative ways of monitoring and evaluation.

        

Resource person, Dr. Essien Baidoo, delivering a lecture on Monitoring and Evaluation of Sports Development & Excited young people shout out instructions to participants engaged in a social skill activity.

 

 

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