Focused on children and youth living in underprivileged communities, SCORE utilises sport as a powerful medium to bring about sustainable community development, individual empowerment and social transformation, and to build international and intercultural understanding.
Established in 2000, SCORE Namibia is a non-profit and non-governmental organization (Reg No. 2006/329; Section 21) that promotes community development by using sport as a medium to approach underprivileged children and adolescents. More than 1000 youngsters and 60 volunteers in six communities all over Namibia are part of our current monthly sport and community development initiatives.
Our vision is to change lives and build stronger communities through sport. SCORE’s mission is to use sport to provide children and youth with valuable skills and opportunities that they need to succeed in life and contribute to their communities.
To build stronger, healthier communities, SCORE’s objectives are:
- to provide new sporting opportunities
- to train trainers & develop community leadership capacity
- to establish friendship, exchange & fair play
- to teach life skills
- to raise awareness about health & gender related issues
- to promote volunteerism & develop role models in the communities
- to promote inter-cultural awareness and diversity partnerships
SCORE runs two sport and community leadership development programmes. SCORE’s flagship programme, The Namibia Volunteer Involvement Programme (NAM-VIP) recruits, trains and supports local community volunteers to organize and lead sport development and sport for development initiatives in the communities. The second one is the Cup of Heroes, which is a competition where multi-skilled youth teams compete on and off the fields to earn points. In addition to sport competitions, the teams earn points by organising initiatives or campaigns about health, entrepreneurship, environment, gender or culture.