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The programme was launched in June 2008. It aims to disseminate the principles and concepts of the Olympic Charter among educators and students of primary and secondary schools, and Universities, athletes, coaches and managers of sports federations in Tajikistan. It has comprised five sections:
Eventually, the programme should be implanted in all the schools, kindergartens, Universities and sports federations in the country.
The general objective of the programme is to give the means to Tajikistan's 2,902 schools and 53 sports federations to disseminate and teach the principles and concepts of the Olympic Charter.
More specifically, the programme aims to:
An initial pilot phase was launched in June 2008. It has initially targeted 210 schools and 25 sports federations in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan and 4 pilot districts (Vahdat, Rudakie, Nurabad and Rasht).
As far as content is concerned, the programme based on themes and values such as the Olympic spirit, fair play, friendship, solidarity, peace, respect of human rights, responsible exercise of individual freedom, conflict resolution techniques, etc. It comprises five sections:
1. Curriculum development
Reference material is made available to Education Departments, sports federations and secondary schools in the various regions of the country.
2. Strengthening the capacities of national, regional and local institutions, sports federations and other partner organisations
Links are strengthened with the main partners of the programme. They receive special training, and technical resources are made available to them.
3. Workshops for the Ministry of Education, Sports Committee, NOC and NOA
Training sessions and workshops are organised for 15 trainers/evaluators, as well as for 75 supervisors recruited by the regional Education Departments, sports federations, youth organisations, community leaders, etc.
These educators and supervisors then organise training sessions for the school directors and deputy directors in their region, which, in turn, train their teachers.
4. Monitoring and evaluation
These trainers/evaluators permanently follow the development of the programme and evaluate its results on the basis of criteria established by the project management. Evaluation is undertaken after each workshop and training session. The educators/evaluators also visit the schools and sports clubs to check how the school programmes have been adapted with a view to integrating the Olympic education elements. They also speak to the students and athletes to determine their knowledge and the links between the partners, as well as to the community to ascertain its understanding of the Olympic principles.
5. Creation of documentation centres
Documentation centres bringing together technical and educational resources are developed. The educators can thus have access to educational material and general information enabling them to improve their teaching and increase their knowledge.
The results achieved at the end of the first phase of the programme (May 2009) have been both qualitative and quantitative:
National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Tajikistan
Mr. Ibod Sharifi, Project Manager, Vice-President of the Tadjikistan Olympic Academy
PO Box 2
20/1 – 7 Behzod Street
Dushanbe, Republic of Tajikistan 734013
+ 992 372 21 46 91 / +992 93 505 0381 (cell phone Mr. Sharifi)
+ 992 372 21 46 91
email@example.com (Mr. Sharifi)