Tackle Africa Project is a project which uses football coaching to reach their young beneficiaries to limit the impact of HIV and promote good Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). Tackle Africa's long term strategy is to develop into Legacy Partners who will plan, design and deliver tailored and adaptable Tackle Africa programming that responds to their particular community's needs, without the need for Tackle Africa involvement. Tackle Africa Project is a one year project which started in June 2019. IDYDC selected twenty coaches to deliver a one year program This program focus on VCT programming, and include a component for Young People Living With HIV (YPLHIV), and comprise three training courses a year, each course followed by a “block” of ten sessions delivered over ten weeks
Project Achievements And Challenges:
Achievements: 20 coaches ( 12 male, 8 female) were rained on 10 Tackle Africa drills which based on promoting Sexual Reproductive Health and Right (SRHR) ALSO 20 coaches managed to reach 470 children and youth who are in schools and out school and coach them SRHR through football, And 450 children and youth managed to attend two tournaments which were conducted at Kleruu Stadium.
The project sensitizes the importance of girls to engage in football. Many girls from different schools of Iringa MC joined to football programs.
CHALLENGES: There is a high demand for beneficiaries who need SRHR education through football while the project only reaches 470 children and only 20 coaches.