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- Kicking AIDS out!
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In July 2003, UK Sport in partnership with CGC and
NIF and with the co-operation of Right to Play have become the founding
members of the International
Kicking AIDS Out! Network.
Kicking AIDS Out! is an international network of
organisations working together using sport and physical activity
to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and motivate behavioural change.
Being a member of this network presents opportunities
for the UK to support projects at grassroots level in a number of
African countries that use sport to tackle the growing problem of
HIV/AIDS as well as opportunities to support the development of
an international network looking to share best practice and knowledge
in the use of sport as a development tool.
Kicking AIDS Out! is an African initiative, brought about by people
directly affected by the disease. African sport organisations are
mobilising their communities and, in partnership with organisations
in the north, developing innovative new approaches to address HIV/AIDS
and some of the related social issues. The network shares information
and best practice, promotes policy development and supports local
projects. It provides a forum for exchange between different organisations
from different countries and continents - as equal partners - with
Southern partners include, EduSport Foundation,
Zambia, Education, Sport and Physical Activity Promotion Programme
(EMIMA), Tanzania, Mathare Youth Sport Association (MYSA), Kenya,
National Sports Council of Zambia (NSCZ), Zambia, Physically Active
Youth (PAY), Namibia, Sport and Recreation Commission of Zimbabwe
(SRCZ), Zimbabwe, Sport in Action (SIA), Zambia and Sports Coaches'
OutReach (SCORE), South Africa.
Kicking AIDS Out! Activities include:
- Clinics and workshops
- Peer coaching / education
- Movement games and traditional games
- Formation of groups, clubs and leagues
- Leadership development and capacity building
activities (e.g. training trainers, sports leader courses, etc.)
- Central to success and sustainability is capacity
building. Kicking AIDS Out! develops programmes and resources
to train coaches, trainers and leaders, building capacity at the
individual, organisational and community level.