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					                            1st TERMS OF REFERENCE

                          Youth Development through Football
                For the implementation of YDF Activities within Gauteng


1. BACKGROUND

The GTZ project “Youth Development through Football (YDF)” started in 2007 and will
end in June 2012. The project will use the popularity of football to promote youth
development, especially of disadvantaged girls and boys, and involve them in non-formal
education and other support measures. The project is funded by the German Federal
Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and by the European Union
(EU).

The project’s major objective is to establish and/or support youth development initiatives in
selected African countries where football education and training are combined with various
other development activities. The project has four core components:

    - Support to “Youth Development through Football“ programmes and strategies is
    provided

    - A networking system of YDF partners is functioning in South Africa by end of 2010 and
    in Africa by the first quarter of 2011

    - Concepts on “Youth Development through Football” are established, conceptual and
    organisational advise is provided, capacity building and training is conducted

    - Events are used to publicise the “Development through Football” philosophy, as well as
    to engage and showcase YDF partners

1.1 BACKGROUND OF ASSIGNMENT

The Mamelodi 8 YDF School Street Soccer League started in 2007 in 8 Mamelodi Schools
(Mahlasedi Masana, Emasangweni, Bula-Dikgoro, Meetse a Bophelo, Rethakgetse,
Ramahlale, Pfundzo Ndi Tshedza, Legora), being initiated by YDF/GTZ. The Winterveld 8
YDF School Street Soccer League started in 2009 in 8 Winterveld Schools (Ikeleng, Edwin
Moalusi, Mahlawreng, Manamelong, Tidimalong, Dikgokologo, Refalotse, Philimon Montsho),
being initiated by YDF/GTZ in cooperation with the District Tshwane West. The League was
started with the strong support of the District (Sports Coordinator). The League activities are
coordinated by the representative from the District .

Every School has three teams: 11-a-side girls, 11-a-side boys, 5-a-side street soccer. The
players are the learners from the grade 5, 6 and 7. Every school has at least 2 coaches who
are teachers or sport assistants and coordinate the activities on the volunteer basis. The
coaches are formatting a League Committee which coordinates activities and takes part in
the monthly meetings together with the YDF representative (Intern in Gauteng Province).
Leagues are playing according to the system of a round-robin tournament or all-play-all
tournament.

Besides the regular League soccer games incorporating the street soccer concept all the
players are involved in the non-formal education which is coordinated by the Partner NGOs:




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       Green Feet brings the element of environmental awareness to the League. The NGO
        is conducting the facilitators training for the teachers from the schools, which are
        involved in the leagues, and for the volunteers from the community.
       Karos & Kambro is introducing the leadership programme for the captains of the
        soccer teams, which are forming a League, involving in total 24 children per League.
       Altus Sport Vuma is carrying out the Holidays Programme and “Life is a Ball”
        sessions on special occasions, combining football training with the life skills games
        and discussions, focusing on HIV/AIDS, violence prevention, respect and addressing
        other important social issues.

The Street Soccer League with YDF approach was overall assessed as a successful project.
However, during the implementation the partners and YDF face a number of challengies:
hight turnover and low motivation of the coaches, lack of leadership and coordination,
transport costs and organization of transport, rivalry with other sport codes, lack of
equipment and the sustainable assessment of the League. Also the non-formal education
activities lack sustainability since the NGOs who are implementing the projects are fully
dependent on the funds from YDF/GTZ. Another problem of the NGO-approach is that it is
not always linked and aligned to the street soccer leagues and their players themselves. The
overcome of these issues is a necessary contribution for the success of the programme in
the long-run. For the future it will be essential that the NGOs have funds available from other
organizations or governmental structures and/or they will have a sufficient number of
stakeholders trained which can implement the programmes independently.

As it is less than 3 years left before YDF has to withdraw from the country(project
coordination), YDF is seeking for the sustainability for the implemented programmes. First of
all it implies the sustainable continuation of the non-educational activities, which were run by
local NGOs with the support of YDF/GTZ. For this purpose GTZ is looking for
Applicants/NGOs who could fulfill the requirements of bringing the project futher and
supporting it when YDF assistance won’t be available anymore.

For this reason it is expected that then Applicant/NGOs who are holding the expertise and
unique experince in the field would submit a joint proposal for the implementation of the
training programm for the stakeholders (teachers, sport coordinators, representatives of the
District of the DoE, parents, volunteers from the community, high school learners, youth
leaders). The NGOs are also expected to work closely with the Department of Education and
are strongly encouraged to form the partnerships with the private and governmental
institutions.

For the future a very close cooperation with the Department of Education of the relevant
districts is foreseen. That concerns the implementation of the YDF-toolkit (training of
teachers and sport assistants in football coach and life skill manual) but also the
collaboration with the NGOs.

Organisations might also enter into partnerships and form a consortia in order to achieve the
objectives of the assignment and to implement the necessary activities.

2. OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSIGNMENT

To provide training and mentorship for the non-formal education activities of the street soccer
leagues on youth leadership and environmental education for stakeholders at the schools
and in the communities in order to sustain this approach for after the withdrawal of YDF/GTZ.

3. ACTIVITIES

-    identification of suitable stakeholders (teachers, sport coordinators, representatives of
    the District of the DoE, parents, volunteers from the community, high school learners,
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     youth leaders) in Winterveld and Mamelodi to perform the non-formal education activities
     in the long term
-    Development of basic training concept on how to connect the football leagues with non-
     formal life skills session (youth leadership and environmental education), which build on
     the general idea of football/ sport for development
-    Consultation with YDF and Departments of Education of districts in terms of the concept
     and the planned training
-    Continuation of non-formal education sessions (environmental education and youth
     leadership training) as part of the YDF-street soccer leagues and “on-the-job”-training
     during the non-formal education session with chosen stakeholders
-    Additional training sessions with chosen stakeholders if agreed to be necessary
-    Monitor the performance and the quality of the non-fromal education sessions of the
     trained stakeholders

Detailed activities should be suggested by NGOs when submitting their proposal. The
training of different stakeholders will be implemented in close coordination with YDF and the
responsible Department of Education from the district.


4. OUTCOMES:

     - different stakeholders are trained in every school which are involved in the YDF Project
    (number of stakeholders to be agreed upon with district and YDF)

     - the mentioned above stakeholders are able to implement the non-formal educational
    activities independently

    - Non-formal educational activities (youth leadership and environmental awareness) are
    running weekly with at least 350 children who are participating in the street soccer
    leagues and are supporting the approach of the street soccer leagues

    - a system of incentives for the stakeholders is created

     - it is insured, that the new stakeholders are joining the programme throughout a year and
    are trained by their predeseccors

    - a basic training material exists and is adjusted with the department of education and
    YDF that can be used for passing on the methods and scaling up of the approach


5. MONITORING AND EVALUATION

Monthly and quartely reports shall be submitted to YFD according to the YDF/GTZ
Monitoring and Evaluation System on which the contracting partner already received some
training. Questionaries and further information if necessary will be provided by YDF. These
reports include:

     a) YDF monthly programme project questionary;
     b) YDF monthly event questionary;
     c) YDF general three months’ questionary



6.TIMEFRAME

01 October 2010 – 31 July 2011

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