Right To Play (RTP) has ended a two-day seminar for coaches at the Mattia Conference Hall, Brookfields in Freetown.
The essence of the seminar, according to the Country Manager, Dr Prince A Cummings was to equip coaches who are the main partners for the implementation of the organization’s Live Safe, Play Safe (LSPS) programme.
Dr Prince said that at the end of the two-day conference, they were able to strategize and evaluate what they have been doing throughout this year and also to chart the way forward for the coming years.
The Live Safe, Play Safe (LSPS) is one of several skills-based programmes of the health education component which uses sports to promote prevention and information messages about HIV and AIDS in order to intensify and supplement the existing HIV/ AIDS methods carried out by some of their partners like CARE International, National Aids Secretariat (NAS) and many others.
Dr Cummings further said that with the completion of the two-day deliberations, the Coach Leaders would be able to give the insight which would further guide “Right To Play” in the coming years.
He further stated that “Right To Play” is a leading International NGO which uses sport as a tool to help in the prevention of HIV and AIDS on children and youths living in the slums.
“Some of you would like to know who these Coach Leaders are. The Coaches are mainly individuals from various background such as Teachers, Social Workers and Community Development Workers, who are either attached to schools or other organizations and when they are identified, they are provided with intensive training to equip and facilitate our LSPS programme in their various schools and organizations.” He disclosed.
He expressed gratitude to RTP’s key donors for their support and collaboration since the inception of the project.