Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH has published this manual in cooperation with its Ethiopian partners as a useful tool to address the challenge of youth unemployment.
In 2016 German Development Cooperation developed in cooperation with its Ethiopian partners a practice oriented method to foster employability competences among youth through sport. The outcome of this development process is the Sport2Work Manual that provides an Ethiopian methodology to strengthen employability competences through sport. Through participation in the sport activities of the project young people can train, apply and present newly learned employability competences to seek employment.
This manual is a practical guide for teachers and coaches, empowering them to deliver quality sport activities in basketball, football, handball and volleyball. It includes activities that develop evenly social skills, which are required on the sport pitch and at the workplace. Sport2Work is a student-centred learning approach. It helps young people discover for themselves the employability competences they are using through participation in sport and helps connect these to the workplace.
The manual has been designed to be applied in TVET colleges but it is also suitable for use in schools, higher education institutions, NGOs and community-based organisations where there is a desire to support young people prepare for employment or become young entrepreneurs.
The Sport2Work Manual is a useful tool to address the challenge of youth unemployment. It provides advice on how to develop employability competences through sport as a player or young leader. It also offers advice on how coaches and teachers can help young people find employment. The manual will assist coaches and teachers to conduct quality sport activities on and off the playing fields.