I choose this course about Youth Sport Facilitator because I want to gain knowledge and skills to go and give the same knowledge to the youths who are in the community and back to my home country as I believe sports stands for not only playing but also uniting people and help them to move toward development.
The [JWL HeLP] platform is an outstanding one, and I loved how the course was offered. At school because the internet was available, I was able to watch the videos and access the readings without failure which was applied at home too since I could access the course content offline, in my room, anytime and anywhere.
In one way or another, I mean online and offline, the platform worked very well, else I could not be able to complete the course. At home it was very helpful because despite that I did not have Wi-Fi, I could still access the content, read, watch videos, understand the course content and have my work ready so that when I could just reach the centre, all I had to do was to submit my works. Online, I was always able to submit my works without failure and interact with other students online.
The theory part of the course worked very well because before sending any online course, I was prepared through in-class meetings, so whenever I was sending my works, it was accurate. The practicum part also worked well because I secured my internship with a club that I wanted, and I participated in it fully that I gather all the needed skills for me to implement my project.
I really enjoyed studying using this platform, and I enjoyed interacting with students from different sites, Malawi especially.
During this course I enjoyed everything, specifically, I started enjoying the introduction of the course which gathered everything from week one to week 24, and the practicum part. It prepared me to what was waiting for me. I enjoyed learning how to interact with stakeholders since the feedback from the community is what I should focus on and make sure I implement or come up with what the community need. Doing the community assessment is the best part that I enjoyed the most. I also enjoyed the practicum part where I put what I learned in the theory in practical.
During this course, I learned so many things including how to communicate efficiently, listening more to people’s views and putting them into consideration than talking. I learned how to be a good leader. I also learned how to engage people into something new.
I chose [to start a] volleyball girls’ team because girls in our community, are considered to be just girls, not to be able to do anything that males do. With that mentality, girls are in high risk of unwanted pregnancy, rape, dropout of school, and any sort abuse. Coming up with that project [has] helped girls and the community to understand that what men can do a woman can do. I am helping girls to advocate for themselves, with this project I am helping them not to be ideal and follow into those abuses, but to show out that they have talent, and they can do better if they are considered and give opportunities.
Yes I would recommend the Youth Sports Facilitator course to other. In fact I am an ambassador of this course. I have recommended so many students who are now taking this course here in Kakuma. This is because I want them to get the same knowledge and skills about sports that I have now, that will help them to engage their communities with their projects for peace, development and unity.