This project focuses on identifying underprivileged athletes; understanding their basic sporting needs, and providing them access to sporting facilities spanning goods, infrastructure, coaching and technical assistance, thereby creating a platform to accelerate inclusive and sustainable growth through sport.
Each coaching session requires a volunteer to provide four hours of support over the next six months. In September, about 20 staff volunteered for the sports coaching sessions by making transport arrangements, escorting children from the NGO Centres to the sports ground, assisting coaches on the ground with set-up and training, managing the children’s nutritional requirements, and providing sports counselling to cthe hildren and their families.
Explaining the concept of Project Access Sport, a Deutsche Bank volunteer said, “Our objective is to enable underprivileged athletes to secure a sustainable career in sport by providing them access to universal sport facilities. We want to focus on the grass roots – sport is a popular way to go global and move people beyond the poverty barrier by turning them professional and thereby building a healthy nation.”