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VfB Stuttgart trains Nyandarua teachers in sports

Several football coaches and teachers are receiving an introduction to the Sports for Development (S4D) courtesy of the VfB Stuttgart International.

VfB plays in the German’s League Bundesliga and some of its coaches and trainers have pitched camp in Nyandarua to train school teachers on pertinent football skills they can use to nurture and develop talents.

The training organised by VfB is being led by S4D instructor Andrew Oloo and Manuel Bierig, a trainer.

The VfB delegation, along with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and NABU (Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union), also met Nyandarua County leadership to discuss the preservation of the crane population as well as the region around Lake Ol’ Bolossat.

They said that the visit also offers an opportunity to enhance cooperation between the County and VfB and its partners, who used sports to help create awareness among the children and youngsters of the threat to Lake Ol’ Bolossat.

Speaking at the Ol-Joro Orok Stadium, the trainers called on both the county and national governments to collaborate with sports’ stakeholders in order to look into ways of enhancing sports for development.

A unifying and inclusive force, sports are a key component of the 2030 Agenda and are instrumental in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), they noted adding that such activities were part of their internationalisation strategy.

VfB is one of the first clubs to promote and develop football in Africa with a holistic approach in partnership with the GIZ. 

By Antony Mwangi

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