LiiKe – Sports & Development
LiiKe – Sports & Development is a Finnish non-governmental organization. Its purpose is to promote culture of sports and sports development cooperation in developing countries.
Development education is one of the key tasks of LiiKe in Finland. LiiKe also tries to increase cooperation between Finnish sports organizations and NGO’s in developing countries.
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LiiKe uses sport as tool to assist the developing countries to reach the Millennium Development Goals.
Sport attracts children to school in developing countries. LiiKe concentrates on increasing the school attendance by organizing sports events and seminars as well as providing sports equipment to the schools.
LiiKe gives an example to non-governmental organizations and civil societies on how different projects can be carried out by using sport as a tool for development.
LiiKe has implemented several development projects in Tanzania since 2001. LiiKe’s joint partner in Finland is Finnish Sports Federation and its member organizations. Projects are co-funded by Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
Education through sports in Mtwara, Tanzania 2003-2008
Aim of the project was to create a sportive atmosphere to 600 schools in Mtwara region. LiiKe and its local counterpart Sports Development Aid (SDA) maintained all sports fields, educated 1200 teachers and provided lots of sports equipment to the schools. The number of children participating in school lessons increased and the academic performance improved during the years of implementation.
You can read the evaluation of the project here: Evaluation Report on Mtwara 2008
Education through sports in Singida, Tanzania 2006-
Aim of the project is to create a sportive atmosphere to all 420 schools in Singida region. LiiKe and its local counterpart Singida Teachers’ Trade Union (TTU) have maintained sports fields, educated many teachers and provided lots of sports equipment to the schools. The number of children participating in school lessons has increased and the academic performance has improved during the years of implementation. The project continues and is coming to its end in 2011.
Physical Education in Butimba Teachers’ College, Tanzania 2006-2008
Aim of the project was to develop the facilities and tutors’ skill in Butimba Teachers’ College. It was the only college in Tanzania (out of 33) where students could specialize in physical education. The project maintained all sports fields, provided sports and IT equipment to the PE office and facilitated the library with large number of PE books and videos. LiiKe’s counterparts were Finnish Sports Federation, Butimba Teachers’ College and Ministry of Education and Vocational Training, Tanzania.
You can read the evaluation of the project here: Butimba evaluation 2006-2008
Physical Education in Teachers’ Colleges, Tanzania 2009-2011
Aim of the project is to increase the number of qualified physical education (PE) teachers in Tanzania. Altogether 11 out of 34 Teachers’ colleges have been selected to get the department of Physical Education in Teachers’ Training College. LiiKe and University of Dar es Salaam/Faculty of PE train 30 new PE tutors for 11 colleges. LiiKe will facilitate the colleges with PE equipment and literature. There should be more than 300 students graduating annually as PE teachers from year 2011 onwards.