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Ndejje University to implement CAC curriculum

By Michael Nsubuga

Added 8th March 2016 03:18 PM

The program is run in 29 countries across the world.

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Coaches across continents' football coach Marcus Bensch (2nd right) conducts a session during a class for community coaches from across the country at Ndejje University. PHOTO: Michael Nsubuga

The program is run in 29 countries across the world.

Ndejje University has embarked on a plan aimed at implementing the Coaches Across Continents curriculum so that it can be implemented by the university on a regular basis.

Markus Bensch one of the three coaches from the USA, who is conducting a five-day coaching clinic for community coaches from across the country revealed this at the start of their second session with the coaches at Ndejje University on Monday.

"This is our second year with Ndejje University and we are going to teach coaches, teachers and facilitators on how to use football for social impact," Bensch said.

"We believe that football is so powerful and can change people's lives and we use it to educate people on different social issues that are relevant to the community. We address issues like HIV-AIDS, female empowerment, alcohol and drug abuse and other issues that that have been identified by our local contacts," Bensch stated.

He said they will continue with the program even next year under the 'hat trick initiative' which could be expanded since they were just building the partnership, adding that they were currently working on developing a curriculum for the university so that the program is implemented on a regular basis.

Former Cranes striker Godfrey Mugisha who is also working with the coaches said the program was not about finding the the next professional footballer but to help those who are less privileged in society.

"I have been a community impact coach for the last six years and I have seen poor communities use the game to solve their problems. It is a timely intervention that could have started a long time to create a big impact on society,' Mugisha affirmed.

Ndejje University Sports tutor Mark Kayongo thanked the coaches for having given Ndejje University another chance to host the second course at the campus premises so that they are able to share with the community.

The program is run in 29 countries across the world.

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