Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH shares the Volleyball4Life manual as a tool for positive youth development, education and the adoption of a healthy lifestyle.
The Volleyball4Life Manual has been written to assist Volleyball Coaches to facilitate positive youth development among Namibian youth. It has been developed by the ‘Sport for Development in Africa’ (S4DA) Regional Project of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
S4DA seeks to promote various sports as a tool for positive youth development, education and the adoption of a healthy lifestyle. Therefore, it promotes infrastructure and local capacity development. 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 ‘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.