The refresher training which will end on Thursday is the follow-up of the coordinator’s refresher workshop done in January last year.
OFC Just Play Technical Coordinator Emmie Sope said the content of the refresher training workshop had been adapted accordingly to assess the current status of the programme in each region, identify the challenges and issues that affect the implementation of the programme, and generate solutions of how this can improved through the adaption and contribution of each Just Play coordinator to the PNGFA Just Play work plan for May to September this year.
Sope said by the end of this workshop, the coordinators will be able to:
. Understand the Just Play logic model and how it is linked to their role in providing and effective course;
. Understand their roles as trainers and coordinators and be competent instructors.
She said due to the popularity and growth of the Just Play programme in Papua New Guinea and the Oceania region, it was important to incorporate capacity-building as a sports-for-development tool to equip Just Play coordinators to effectively deliver workshops to teachers and volunteers to enhance the growth of the programme.
It has its focus centred on the potential of the Just Play coordinators in PNG who have the capacity to rollout the programme within each PNGFA respective member association.
The training was attended by coordinator from Madang, Bougainville, Wabag, Goroka and Port Moresby.
The Just Play programme in partnership with AusAID, UEFA and UNICEF is a sports for development programme for school aged kids from 6-12 years old and has been implemented across the Pacific regions.