Country
Collection

In the S4D Country Collection, you will be able to find all the different GIZ supported S4D programs and projects, sorted by country. The Collection 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.

 

COUNTRY OVERVIEW



In 2005, Togo initiated a state modernisation process including economic reforms, decentralisation and democratisation. Nevertheless, so far only few participatory opportunities for children and young people exist. In Togo, the German development cooperation promotes social and political participation through sport and strengthens collaboration between municipalities and civil society.

Responsible for newly constructed or renovated sports grounds by the German development cooperation’s “Sport for Development in Africa” (S4DA) Regional Project, municipalities and citizens work together in steering committees to ensure the sustainable usage of the sports grounds. The steering committees are responsible of the maintenance of the sports grounds and for offering S4D trainings regularly. S4DA advises the steering committees in developing S4D concepts for a sustainable use of the sports grounds.

Children and youth from schools, civil society organisations and the communities have access to the sports grounds. Qualified S4D coaches and teachers use the sports grounds to offer sports activities designed to promote key social skills. Being role models for children and youth, the coaches encourage children and youth to take responsibility and play an active role in their communities.

The National Institute of Youth and Sports (INJS), a qualification institute for physical education teachers, integrated the S4D approach into its curriculum. 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. S4DA advises the INJS in the process.

The advice and qualification of organisations, operators, coaches and teachers in S4D is at the core of establishing sport as a tool to promote youth development in Togo. Partners are advised on embedding S4D in their structures; coaches and teachers are trained in the S4D methodology; and operators of sports grounds learn how to sustainably maintain and use the sports grounds.

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 Togo.