In 2022, the first Olympic event in history takes place on the African continent: the Youth Olympic Games 2022 (YOG22). With this event in Senegal, we create a momentum to build a strong connection between EU/Africa. World2Win (W2W) serves as a catalyst for development in and between Senegal/Europe for the next two years. The international dimension of the sport will be promoted by the support of learning mobilities, exchanges, and knowledge transfer.
Let's Keep The Ball Flying will support the World 2 Win project as it fits directly within our 'World Map' project criteria. Within the 2nd half of 2020, LKTBF will initiate our first support through our 'Happiness' project. LKTBF ambassador Jan de Brandt received from the hands of Volley Vlaanderen in Belgium a large set of unused apparel that will find a new life in Senegal.
Objectives World 2 Win
Develop staff by exchanges, mobilities & training
Build an EU/African network of staff/coaches with potential for further collaboration
Deliver a model for volleyball development in Senegal, developed in collaboration with all partners, which can be used by other sports associations and countries in the EU/Africa
Inspire youth in EU/Africa with the sport from grassroots to high performance
Contribute to Sustainable Development Goals with a focus on girls’ empowerment
A Multilateral Collaboration
The World 2 Win project is a collaboration between several partners in the EU and Senegal and has a strong focus on the development of Volleyball in Senegal.
Senegalese NOC (SNOC) is the umbrella organization for national federations. It is responsible for sending top teams to the Olympic (Youth) Games. The SNOC aims to build a center of expertise that contributes to the quality of sport and represent Senegalese sport nationally and internationally in various collaborative relationships.
Senegalese volleyball federation (FSV) is responsible for the organization of competitions, events, and development of indoor and beach volleyball. FSV takes care of the interest of its members from grassroots to elite level. The National Teams participate at African Championships. FSV is a member of the CAVB and FIVB and is responsible for the management of the FIVB Development Centre in Dakar.
Nevobo is responsible for the organization of competitions, events, and development of indoor, beach, and sitting volleyball. Nevobo takes care of the interest of 115.000 members from grassroots to elite level. The National Teams participate at European and World Championships. Nevobo supports 1000 clubs in their development by providing knowledge, expertise, education, and inspiration to board members, coaches, referees, professionals, and volunteers. Nevobo is a member of the CEV and FIVB.
Volley Vlaanderen is responsible for the organization of competitions, events, and the development of volleyball in Vlaanderen. It supports clubs in their development by providing knowledge, expertise, education, and inspiration to board members, coaches, referees, professionals, and volunteers. Volley Vlaanderen is a member of the Royal Belgium Volleyball Federation.
French volleyball federation (FFVB) is responsible for the organization of competitions, events, and development of indoor and beach volleyball. FFVB takes care of the interest of its members from grassroots to elite level. The National Teams participate at European and World Championships. FFVB is a member of the CEV and FIVB.
The World 2 Win project will focus on three areas, namely management development, technical development, and dissemination & legacy.
Management Development (MD)
Knowledge transfer & exchange activities take place during the 3 workshops. Themes could be: Good Governance, Digital Marketing, Talent Development, Volunteer- and Event management.
During the workshops there will also be time to plan and monitor the total project and give feedback on the curricula/manuals:
In Senegal: start exchange and site visits, plan project. Senegal shares YOG experience with EU partners.
In the Netherlands: workshops with staff from the focus themes as defined and described above, site visits, project monitoring, and planning.
In Senegal: exchange on theme and discuss the project (define legacy, end products).
Technical development (TD)
Many activities take place in Senegal. However, W2W creates a win-win for both EU & Africa. EU and African trainers have the opportunity to build an international network, improve their train-the-trainer skills, and experience different cultures through knowledge transfer & exchange activities:
In Senegal: in a long-term placement of 3 months per year (’20&21) coaching support by an FIVB elite Dutch/Belgium coach will be provided to improve the level of the national (beach) volleyball teams (junior/senior) (FIVB budget) The national coaches receive education and will be supported by a long-distance mentorship during the whole project period for reflection and guidance.
Back2School (manual & pilot). National elite volleyball athletes will be educated to execute the program. They go back to their original school to give a presentation about volleyball, the road to success, and life skills. The athlete gives a volleyball clinic to the schoolkids. Teachers receive a manual from this athlete about volleyball at school, which will also be available for other countries.
Volleyball4Life Girls empowerment (manual & pilot) This 1-week program contains volleyball lessons at schools which will be given by Volleyball4Life coaches. They will involve girls, boys and teachers to start the conversation about this topic. A curriculum will be developed which will be available for other countries.
School tournament (manual & pilot) In Dakar, a school volleyball tournament will be organized to promote sports participation. The first edition will be held in 2021. Therefore, a manual will be developed so that the NF’s can organize the second edition during the YOG2022. The manual will be available for other countries and NF’s.
Dissemination and Legacy
The dissemination of this project is not restricted to the final phase but will be implemented throughout the project:
Strengthen partnerships, build networks and stimulate further exchange
Increase step by step distribution of knowledge, develop the skills of all participants
Enhance the opportunities to inspire other possible actors for further collaboration