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Empower Youth through Football Media Coverage and Entrepreneurship

Wirkungsfeld/Programmformat: GLEN
Nr.: 1116
Seminargruppe: GLEN
Dauer Projektpraktikum: 3 Monate


Gesellschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften, Ingenieurwissenschaften und Technik, Kultur- und Medienwissenschaften, Lehramt, Pädagogik und Erziehungswissenschaft, Wirtschaftswissenschaften

Spezifikation Berufs-/Studienrichtung

Sportmanagement, Journalismus, Kommunikationswissenschaft, Unternehmer_innentum, Marketing




Kenia | Afrika südlich der Sahara


GLEN combines mutual learning in the Global North and Global South with inner-European exchange. European tandems from Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia as well as Germany form the project teams during a three-month internship in the Global South. They also visit three seminars together, where English is the working language. These experiences of peer-to-peer learning and a change of perspective are the foundation for GLEN participants' Global Learning Activity.


We are looking for two participants to support a non-governmental organisation (NGO) with its football publicity and economic innovation projects. To participate, you should have a background in sports event planning or sports management and media information or journalism. If you also have information technology (IT) skills, as well as knowledge of entrepreneurship and rural and economic development, this internship may be for you. You should enjoy working with young people and you must have a good command of spoken and written English.

Founded in 2002, the Society Empowerment Project (SEP) uses football to mobilise, engage, and educate youth on life skills like leadership, health issues, such as HIV/AIDS, and economic development. The SEP believes in the power of sports to make social change: in its youth football programme, specially trained coaches work with youth not only to provide a fun and healthy social activity, but also to develop young community leaders. Over a thousand young people between the ages of 10 to 20 participate in the SEP’s football programme, the majority of whom are girls and young women. The SEP also focuses on economic empowerment through its livelihood programmes. These small-scale agricultural projects contribute to families’ food security and financially empower youth. They also provide agricultural training and access to education. The SEP is located in Oyugis, a small town in Nyanza Province in western Kenya. Its sponsors include the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) Football for Hope Programme and US-based Global Partners for Development.

For this project internship, you would work with SEP team members in the Communication and Agriculture/Entrepreneurship Departments. You would lead workshops with young people in two areas: media and information and economic empowerment. For the media workshops, you would conducttrainings on sports reporting, including general report writing, as well as news and script writing. You would assist in developing photography and digital editing skills for photo and video coverage of sports events. Additionally, you would support SEP and local youth in designing a quarterly e-newsletter and to use the SEP website for marketing and publicity. The economic empowerment workshops would focus on innovative methods for youth self-employment and enterprise. More specifics regarding the enterprise workshops will be determined in consultation with the partner organisation.

The internship is scheduled for July 1 to September 30, 2019. Prior training and seminars will be held in English.

The GLEN team will include a Czech participant and a German participant.

In Zusammenarbeit mit

Society Empowerment Project (SEP)