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Welcome to our Country Collection!

We are implementing S4D projects and programmes in countries all over the world, always in close cooperation with different local partner organisations. In every country, significant S4D knowledge and content has been developed, in different languages, with different sport ant topical foci. We are happy to share that valuable S4D knowledge with you!



Although Brazil has established itself as a major political and economic player on the international stage the lives of many young people living in deprived urban areas are marked by a lack of educational opportunities and deployment prospects, poor living conditions, gang and drug-related crime and sexual exploitation. Sport, in particular football, presents an opportunity to reach out to this section of population, which plays an important role in the development process of a country.

Therefore, the GIZ and their Brazilian partners support efforts to link sport and development goals, using the ‘treino social’ method, which was developed for use with various age groups. The method combines football coaching with sessions designed to address social issues and teach social skills in areas such as health, gender equality and peaceful conflict resolution. In order to maximise the impact of these measu­res and integrate them into existing structures, they are delivered as part of established governmental and social programmes in the country. As a result over 550 coaches from NGOs, schools and associations have been taught how to use the ‘treino social’ method. Moreover, a working group has been set in order to develop the ‘treino social’ method and guarantee a long-term embedment into the partner organizations’ existing structures. Beside, together with its Brazilian partners and the DFB, the pro­gramme has provided training for 20 master coaches, which are now working on establishing centres of excellence around Brazil.

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) is an essential part of any S4D programme and all activities on the ground. The M&E tools below have been developed in cooperation with the German Sport University Cologne (DSHS). They were applied in different working contexts in Brazil. If you are interested in M&E, this S4D Resource Toolkit offers you additional comprehensive information about M&E in the field of S4D and provides further hands-on M&E tools for your own practice.