K4L launches Health & Wellbeing curriculum
Kick4Life has launched a new project aimed at addressing key health challenges facing young people in Lesotho. The Good Health & Wellbeing Through Sport curriculum kicked off with interventions at Lesia High School in the community of Thetsane last week.
The training was delivered by Kick4Life coaches who were trained in the curriculum during January (see picture below), including a range of interactive sessions covering topics such as HIV prevention, hygiene and sanitation, nutrition and road safety. The curriculum has been designed to increase knowledge in these areas and motivate positive behaviour change amongst young people, as well as helping them to access key health services. The development of life-skills such as resilience, self-confidence and decision-making is also central to the model.
K4L Co-founder Pete Fleming said: "Sport is an extremely effective vehicle for engaging young people, and through this exciting project we are hoping to empower 5,000 Basotho youth with vital knowledge and skills to protect and promote their health."
The project, which is aligned with Goal 3 of the Sustainable Development Goals - Good Health & Wellbeing, is funded by the Swedish Postcode Foundation and the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.