UEFA Foundation for Children supported Football-based Circular Economy, Health, Life Skills & Gender Equality Education Development

21 December 2023
The UEFA Foundation for Children supported “Football-based Circular Economy, Health, Life Skills & Gender Equality Education Development for Vulnerable Youth" program in Garut, West Java, Indonesia, was implemented through a strategic partnership between ASA Foundation, DINAS and DISPORA stakeholders. The program aimed to provide comprehensive education through football, focusing on circular economy principles, life skills, health, and gender equality. The program began with meticulous planning and design workshops, involving a thorough screening and selection process to identify 30 talented adult teachers as key trainers, maintaining a 50:50 gender ratio. Program retention was a priority, and informed consent processes were followed to ensure long-term commitment from beneficiaries. The Training Platform was collaboratively designed, incorporating modules from various stakeholders. The Training of Trainer (ToT) Program, held at the UEFA Foundation for Children Field in a Box Football Pitch, empowered 30 teachers with skills related to circular economy, life skills, and health, ensuring a balanced approach to gender equality. The subsequent Youth Development (YD) Training activities were carried out in schools weekly by the trained teachers, promoting sustainability. The progress of trainers was monitored through a Theory of Change (ToC) methodology, ensuring consistent reporting and evaluation. The impact assessment revealed positive outcomes: • Beneficiary learning skills and knowledge transfer improved, achieving 87-90% success rates. • Adult trainers exhibited a 90% confidence level in delivering educational workshops. • Youth engagement in educational activities increased by 88%. The program significantly contributed to the improvement of perceptions, beliefs, and attitudes regarding circular economy and waste management, with a success rate of 87-90%. Moreover, students demonstrated a 100% improvement in health, safety, and well-being.