Aspire to Africa 2014
Aspire to Africa 2014 was the first trip run under the new charitable arm, Aspire Sports Trust and was one of the most successful yet.
The six strong team worked with three different schools in the coastal regions of Temeke and Kilwa. They were tasked to work closely with pupils, teachers and the local community in Yale Yale Puna Primary School, Buyuni One Primary School and Okombosi Primary School.
Aspire to Africa uses sport to develop and educate schools and local communities in Africa. The group, which included five members of the Aspire Sports team and a qualified teacher from Nishkam Primary School in Birmingham provided each school with equipment to help develop their physical education and school sport.
The additional equipment and resources helped the group of qualified sports coaches teach children a variety of activities including basketball, football, netball, volleyball, dance, rounders and parachute games. Teachers at each school were also supported and were left with more skills, knowledge and confidence in the delivery of physical education and sport.
Every school was also provided with additional educational resources. This helped aid the teaching and learning across various areas of their curriculum’s. Teachers were also supported in the classroom by the group in subjects such as English, maths, science, art and design technology.
In total, Aspire to Africa 2014 worked with 1,463 children and helped 46 teachers. Aspire Sports Trust thank everyone for their generosity and support. As a result, each school were presented with sports equipment, hundreds of exercise books and classroom resources which will have a positive impact for years to come.