“Sports is an effective way to communicate with children. These games will be very useful to us, especially in our community interventions, where we educate children. This will be an interesting way to get the children to attend our classes and learn through sports.”
Mohammed Inayatullah, a male participant who teaches children in communities as part of his role in CINI
Child in Need Institute (CINI) is an Indian non-government organisation (NGO) that has been implementing a variety of programs for poor children in India for the past four decades. CINI has been the local partner organization for the Kadam Badhate Chalo (KBC) program in Siliguri, West Bengal.
On 8th February, 2018 Pro Sport Development conducted a 1-day Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop for 16 members of CINI’s staff. Prior to the workshop, the CINI staff had attended and observed the 3-day KBC Sports Leadership Workshop, which was held in Siliguri from 5th to 7th of February, 2018.
This workshop enabled the participants to use sports to effectively deliver their agenda, and acquired coaching and sport training skills which will be very useful while working with children in various communities. Through the workshop the participants understood sports as a medium which helps them to hold their sessions in an active, interesting and inclusive manner. It also taught them how to make changes to the games to fit into their objectives, how to deliver debriefs related to specific topics and how to make debriefs more interactive and impactful.
“I came to know that protection of the child can be taught in such an interesting way.”
Rohini Nicholas, a female staff of CINI