Welcome to the S4D Country Collection!

Here, you will find all the different GIZ supported S4D programs and projects, sorted by country. It offers:

  • short project descriptions about the S4D approach developed in the country
  • developed Teaching and Learning Materials
  • Capacity Development (CD) procedures in the country
  • M&E tools used in the country.
  • Further readings about S4D in the country

Please choose one of the following countries: 


Over half of Mozambique’s population, particularly those living in rural areas, lives below the poverty line. The rapid and unregulated growth of urban centres, especially around the capital Maputo, has resulted in a significant deterioration in living conditions for the urban population. Access to water and healthcare facilities is inadequate, and school education does not reach everyone, which leads to rising youth unemployment. In addition, the high HIV infection rate represents a threat to young people – and to girls in particular. Promotion of democracy, health-related issues– in particular HIV and AIDS prevention – and education are of overriding importance for development in Mozambique.

In Mozambique, the German Development Cooperation’s “Sport for Development in Africa” (S4DA) Regional Project supports the cooperation between universities, municipalities and local clubs. Jointly, they advance each other’s organisational development and establish S4D approaches across the region. Instructors and coaches are trained in the S4D method and through the integration of S4D in the organisations, sports offers and participatory activities for children and youth are expanded and improved. Moreover, crucial competences related to gender, health or environmental protection are transmitted through sports.

The Pedagogical University of Maputo adopted the S4D approach into its curriculum for physical education teachers. Future physical education teachers are systematically qualified in S4D, the quality of physical education is improved and S4D is spread nationwide, reaching schools and pupils in the whole country. During their studies, the qualified teachers support civil society organisations in Matola in establishing S4D activities. The renovation and construction of sports grounds in densely populated areas create important spaces for learning and recreation for socio-economically disadvantaged children and young people.

The sport-pedagogical qualification of coaches and teachers is the main component of our advanced education and training programmes in the field of S4D ("Capacity Development on Individual Level"). In Mozambique, workshops for university teachers, students and coaches focus on the S4D methods 'Treino Social' from Brazil and 'Escola da Bola'. Below you will find workshop documents from Mozambique which give you some insight into workshop contents and discussions.

For Mozambique, no additional teaching and learning materials have been developed. Already existing manuals on ‘Treino Social’ developed in Brazil and the approach ‘Escola da Bola’ were implemented in the Mozambican context. You will find a more detailed description about the materials in our collection S4D Tools for your Practice/Teaching and Learning Materials.

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 Mozambique. 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.

If you want to have more detailed and/or further information about S4D in the country, please have a look at the following publications.