CoolPlay Champions Luqmaan Ismail, Frank Charlie and Grace Mapfumo were guests of #LaureusSouthAfrica and @FightwithInsight’s Luke Lamprecht, a Child Development and Protection Consultant. Luke lead a workshop on practical principles of Child & Youth Care.
As child-centered organisations working in the context of Sport for Development, we come into contact with many children on a daily basis. It is absolutely essential that we are mindful of the contextual issues relating to the communities that we are working in and of our responsibility to act in the best interests of children at all times. We have a duty of care to these children – a moral and legal responsibility to protect them from harm. With the understanding that sport is a lure to provide children with developmental opportunities, we are dedicated to equipping our coaches with the skills to be able to actively develop children as individuals, and not just athletes.