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CREATING A LEGACY FOR CHILDREN THANKS TO AN EDUCATION THROUGH SPORT PROGRAMME
CISA Kids is an educational campaign for children aged 7-14 through sport, art and culture. The programme is built on three distinct phases: School Programme, FESTIVEN, Sports caravan.
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CISA Kids is an educational campaign comprising sport, art and culture for children in Senegal. The programme is implemented in four different regions and involves 300 schools. It takes place on an annual basis from March to September and is divided into three phases. The first phase is called “School programme” and consists of afternoon field visits involving sport, artistic and cultural activities. The second phase, FESTIVEN, is the culmination of the school programme in a two-day cultural and sport festival where over 5,000 school students gather. The last phase, Sports Caravan, takes place during the school holidays and aims at occupying the students through art, sport and cultural activities.
Each year, a central theme frames CISA Kids. Educational activities are closely related to the central theme, and this helps for a better understanding and organisation of the programme and serves as a guide.
Consistency and recurrence
Based on a consolidated model, CISA Kids takes place every year on or around the same dates and with the same format, divided into three phases.
Links between sport, education, art and culture
The programme links sport, education and culture on a daily basis allowing the participants to learn and improve their skills in different domains.
Promote sport and physical activity
The main programme’s objective is to encourage children to engage in sport and physical activity. The programme helps to promote various sport disciplines in schools and encourage inter-schools sport competitions. The programme demonstrates the positive effects of physical activity for the children’s health.
Support active societies
Schools are at the heart of CISA Kids. The whole organisation and running of the programme depends on schools. Through CISA Kids, awareness is raised on different themes, from health to social issues, to everyday life challenges. Children can carry these lessons learned with them through their development and spread them within their own communities.
Communication is achieved through television, radio and the internet. It also includes printed communication tools such as posters and flyers, t-shirts, monthly newsletters and official publications.
The primary evaluation for the programme is conducted through the use of evaluation sheets and activity reports.