Project information

BILD St. Lucia

The Beckwith International Leadership Development (BILD) programme is a unique international initiative that increases the life chances of young people through sport leadership.

Launched in 2009, BILD pioneers a way of working that develops capacity in country while reducing outward dependence.

September 2015 - September 2016

Charity information: Youth Sport Trust

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  • Need

    Need

    The BILD programme seeks to empower youth in socially disadvantaged communities through sports programmes designed to inspire innovative thinking, independence and responsibility.
    Successful BILD projects have taken place in Tanzania and Ghana. We are now looking to spread this programme to the Caribbean and form a new hub for development in that part of the world.

    Solution

    Young people will have accessed high quality leadership development training through sport resulting in their involvement as sport and event volunteers, coaches, officials, administrators and become active leaders in schools, communities and national organisations that contribute to development.
    A proportion of young people will have an accredited portfolio of skills and competencies that will enhance their life chances and employability. Older children will become community role models.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Ensure young people will have accessed high quality leadership development training through sport.

    Activities

    » - Facilitation of Youth Sport Leaders (YSLs) at community and national youth and sports events
    » - In partnership with Head Office, local trainers develop action plan for cascading training
    » - YSL forging network of young leaders to communicate on youth development issues
    » - Capacity building LT (Local Tutor)/YSL course (16 LTs and 21 YSL) and 1 x LTT (LT Training) (8 participants) delivered by international trainers

    Learning logs, certificates of participation, evaluations, registrations, case studies.


    Aim 2

    Ensure that a proportion of young people achieve an accredited portfolio of skills and competencies.

    Activities

    » - Accreditation framework for YSLs set up with Sir Arthur Lewis Community College
    » - Tracking system for YSL delivery in place
    » - YSL and LT sensitisation of accreditation system

    Accreditation framework for YSLs set up with Sir Arthur Lewis Community College.


    Aim 3

    Ensure St Lucian children experience activities organised by community role models.

    Activities

    » - YSLs supported by LTs deliver festivals in schools. YSLs undertake community volunteering in schools, youth clubs, sports teams to benefit youth

    YSLs submit details of volunteering.
    Photographs of festivals.
    Feedback from schools and stakeholders.


  • Impact

    Impact

    Young people will have accessed high quality leadership development training through sport resulting in involvement as sport and event volunteers, coaches, officials, administrators and become active leaders in schools, communities and national organisations that contribute to development.
    Strategic National State Actors will have a deeper understanding of youth sport leadership, and will have taken steps to integrate the concept into existing and developmental national and regional plans.

    Risk

    The main challenge will be maintaining the momentum of the project after the training has been completed. If this happens there is a danger that the project would not reach the number of people anticipated and therefore the impact would be less.
    There is also a risk that elections in 2016 could have an effect on the support we currently have guaranteed from the Ministry of Youth and Sport. We will combat this with a Caribbean-wide Strategic Advisory Body, meeting quarterly with the ministry.

    Reporting

    A partner report will provide an evaluation using pre-identified KPIs whilst external stakeholders will be kept up to date via information on the Youth Sport Trust website.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £46,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £23,500 BILD training programme costs Launch, coordination, development, accreditation and delivery of various training courses.
      £22,500 Management in country & board Regional manager's salary and equipment. Reception, travel and other cost for advisory body.
  • Background

    Location

    This programme will be located in St. Lucia. It will link with BILD Jamaica in order to create a hub of sport for development in the Caribbean.

    Beneficiaries

    Children, Young people, youths of all abilities in St Lucia aged 14-18 including girls, the disabled, economically disadvantaged and unattached.
    Local sport practitioners: community coaches, sport managers, young sport leaders, school teachers, teacher trainers. Community stakeholders, leaders, parents.






  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Previous BILD Projects took place in Tanzania and Ghana, with great success.

    In Tanzania, BILD trained 11 national lead trainers, who in turn trained over 14,500 teachers, over 6,500 young leaders and reached over 365,000 children.

    In Ghana, BILD trained 13 lead trainers, who then trained over 5,000 young leaders and reached over 200,000 children.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Helen Vost

    Senior Leadership Team (SLT)

    Guin Batten

    Head of Department (HoD)

    Viv Holt

    Project Manager (PM)

    Mary Wilfred

    Country Manager (CM)