Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH shares this manual to assist Netball Coaches to facilitate positive youth development among Namibian youth.
S4DA seeks to promote sport as a tool for positive youth development, education and the adoption of a Healthy Lifestyle. Therefore, it promotes infrastructure and local capacity building. This includes the training and development of sports Coaches and other significant actors who can implement programmes and develop strategies for sustainability. This requires social, cultural and economic conditions in partner countries to be taken into account. The ultimate aim is to transfer responsibility for implementing the programmes, the associated continuing training of Coaches, and maintenance of sports grounds and equipment to local partners. S4DA makes a significant contribution to the BMZ’s ‘More Space for Sport–1,000 Chances for Africa’ initiative which was launched in 2014 by the Federal Minister, Dr Gerd Müller, helping to build a broadly based and effective alliance for Africa between sport, civil society and the private sector.
Netball4Life follows other Sport4Development Manuals in Namibia namely Volleyball4Life, Football4Life and Basketball4Life. The main purpose of the manual is to assist Coaches to promote positive, sustained and holistic development amongst Namibian youth, using sport as a vehicle for education and health promotion.