Sport and play as a method

sport and playSport and play has an important place in SAD’s project work. It’s not about identifying talent and training top athletes. Instead, sport and play is being used to accelerate learning processes or to overcome trauma following civil war or catastrophe. Physical activity and playing together also encourage teamwork, promote self-esteem and improve participants’ communication skills. This animation shows examples from three projects of how SAD puts sport and play activities into practice.

Practical vocational training for young people in Nepal

Jugendarbeitslosigkeit50pxYouth unemployment is still at a record level in the EU. It is particularly young people who have recently finished education who can’t find work. Although EU heads of state and government leaders have recognized the problem, measures for dealing with youth unemployment remain thin on the ground – a situation that is only slowly improving. Here at SAD, we are also trying to deal with young people’s chances on the job market. We are looking for practical solutions that will facilitate young people’s access to their first job. The initial results of a pilot project in Nepal are promising.

Involving affected people – participatory M&E as a factor in success

Video 50pxAt the beginning of May, SAD took part in the Solutions4Work conference in Istanbul. At the conference, organised by the World Bank, academics, representatives of governments, businesses and NGOs, as well as young people, engaged in exchange on progress made in the fight against youth unemployment.  In his presentation, Niklaus Eggenberger, Executive Director of SAD, highlighted the importance of participatory methods in monitoring and evaluation (M&E). In the following video report, he explains why participatory M&E is needed, how SAD uses it in the field and how you can involve beneficiaries.

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