Strengthen socio-economic development through sport

GLEN combines mutual learning in the Global North and Global South with inner-European exchange. European tandems from Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia as well as Germany form the project teams during a three-month internship in the Global South. They also visit three seminars together, where English is the working language. These experiences of peer-to-peer learning and a change of perspective are the foundation for GLEN participant’s Global Learning Activity.

You are interested in socio-economic development, human rights and sports? This project could be a fit! In order to take part you should have knowledge in social and legal skills, specializing in children, youth and women advocacy. You will learn about Kenyan policy with regards to the topic area and the challenges of socio-economic issues tackled in the projects. Through knowledge exchange you will also benefit and contribute to further strengthening the project.

The Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA) was founded in 1987 in the Mathare area of Nairobi, home to some of Africa’s largest and poorest slums. MYSA is a very dedicated and versatile non-profit organization. MYSA aims at linking sports with social improvement and community development to enhance the socio‐economic development of Mathare. MYSA engages the youth in sporting activities and promotes a reading culture through slum libraries. It organizes slum garbage cleanups, fights for environmental improvement as well as employability and work readiness. Further activities are in the field of HIV/aids prevention, children safeguarding, women advocacy and youth rights protection. The core strategic areas of MYSA’s work are programming, organizational development and fundraising. The organization currently has 30 full-time employees, 45 part-time workers and over 26.000 volunteers. Furthermore, it collaborates with other organizations ranging from the streetfootballworld network to other organisations active in the same field, such as Moving the Goalpost.

As an intern you will engage in a broad set of activities comprising human rights training, community outreach programs, follow-up on legal and on gender issues, child safeguarding, attending stakeholder meetings and conducting focus group discussions, workshops and trainings, writing reports, conducting interviews and case studies.

The scheduled time for the internship is three months between July and September 2017.

Training and seminars prior to the internship will be held in English.

The GLEN team, formed by a Czech, a German and a Slovenian participant, will collaborate with a Kenyan intern, so that you will work together in a team of four.

Program component: GLEN Anglo

Language(s): English

Topic / area(s) of interest: Human Rights, Gender, Health, Law

Vocational field(s)/field(s) of study: Pedagogy, Human Rights, Health Care

Field(s) of study: Social Science, Sports, Health, Law

Vocational field(s)/field(s) of study: Health Care, Law

Period of the internship: 3 months between July and September 2017

Country: Kenya

Number of Participants: 3

Proposed by: Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA)

Classification of the internship in the development fields:

Number of the internship: 50004002-1112


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