Summer, 2017:  Zimbabwe

This summer The S.E.L.F. Project traveled to Bubi and Umganza, Zimbabwe to work in conjunction with the The Collin Nyabadza Children's Voice Charitable Trust. We held workshops with teachers and coaches, presenting information on the value of lesson planning, practice planning, coaching techniques and strategies. We discussed in length the important role coaches play in a young persons life and how sports, training, and competition can lead to increased self-esteem, self-confidence, resiliency and leadership skills in participants. The teachers and coaches practiced all the different warm-up techniques, i.e. yoga, body weight exercises, dynamic stretching, and a running warm-up. A notebook of all the subjects presented were left with the three schools we visited which also included information and diagrams for volleyball, soccer, and basketball. Sports jerseys, volleyball nets, indestructible soccer balls, basketballs, volleyballs, ball bags, and ball pumps were among the items donated. Majiji High School school had great interest in the many topics shared with them including Restorative Justice practices, Classroom Management and Expectation. They were also very interested and motivated in developing it's basketball program. The S.E.L.F. Project knows all the life lessons and value that basketball can bring and plans are now in place for a basketball court to be built there. Funds for such an undertaking will cost $11,000 USD. Fundraising for this cause has already begun. (Photos and Videos of the trip will be added soon.)