This year, we added new goals to our sports program for both facilitators and school learners. We are as passionate about developing our sport program, as the learners are at improving in school!
While our facilitators have the tools and skills to perform what is required, we all benefit from monthly training sessions to offer guidance to take on any new challenges that arise.
The facilitators play an instrumental part in cementing the Foundation’s structure. We supply them with material to support and enforce our values and pillars at the after schools they’re assigned to. They are doing a phenomenal job.
This year we have been focusing on personal development., diving a bit deeper than last year’s concept of developing a well-rounded person. We want our learners to be the best that they can be. Using sport as a medium we are teaching learners to listen and follow instructions, as well as giving them the freedom to work on their own. Weekly, their motor and cognitive skills are being tested, and they are showing great signs of improvement.
With the Neëthlingshof learners joining the cycling program we have had an amazing opportunity to offer mountain biking skills on a weekly basis, training at Onder Papagaaiberg Jump Spot. Earlier in March, they had their first experience training with a world championed cycling athlete, Ariane Luthi, tacklling MTB local’s favourite G-Spot in Stellenbosch.
The learners are having fun and taking full advantage of the opportunities that they are given to improve their skills and we are proud of what they have achieved this term.