AIFF organized a two-day capacity-building master training program as a part of Football for Schools (F4S) in Sambalpur, Odisha on 2 October 2023. 95 Physical Education teachers/trainees from KVS, NVS and AIFF from different States/UTs participated in this training programme.
AIFF is going to organize three such master trainings in the month of October, with the first two-day master training being started in Sambalpur, Odisha. It was attended by three Master Trainers of FIFA, one representative of AIFF, two representatives of Department of School Education and Literacy, KVS and NVS. A total of 95 participants (67 men and 28 women) from 13 states, KVS, NVS and AIFF participated in this training. Two more such training programs will be organized in Pune and Bengaluru on October 5-6, 2023, where approximately 200 (100 at each location) participants will participate. These teachers/trainees will then be considered as State Level Master Trainers for capacity building at the next levels.
An MoU was signed between FIFA, AIFF and the Ministry of Education on October 30, 2022. In this, the responsibility of the nodal organization was assigned to Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya by the Ministry. The program involves empowering government schools across the country with 11.15 lakh footballs and capacity building of students, teachers and coaches. These 11.15 lakh footballs will be distributed in various schools across the country.
What is Football for Schools (F4S)?
Football for Schools (F4S) is an ambitious program run by the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA). The Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education is being supported by All India Football Federation (AIFF) and Sports Authority of India (SAI) for the implementation of this program in India.
Football for Schools (F4S) aims to contribute to the education, development and empowerment of approximately 700 million children. Its aim is to make football more accessible to both boys and girls around the world by incorporating football-related activities into the education system by partnering with relevant authorities and stakeholders.
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