End of Coach Accreditation Program

The first accredited program on Purposeful Play in Palestine, the Coach Accreditation Program, has come to an end. This program was conducted by Coaches Across Continents (CAC) educator, Charlie Crawford, and PS4L Director and Co-founder, Tamara Awartani, and supported by the Catalyst Foundation for Universal Education. Through the program, 19 selected Palestinian candidates learned how to educate students outside classroom settings, impact the United Nations Sustainable Development Group (UNSDG), and safeguard child rights through Purposeful Play methodologies. This month, candidates conducted sessions of play outside the classroom, both online and in-person (on fields and courts), by  including what they have learned in the accredited program. Trainers used monitoring and evaluation tools, which was learned through the program, to measure the affects of their lessons. In December, PS4L will hold a celebration for the 19 candidates who completed the program and will award the coaches certificates on becoming accredited coaches. PS4L is grateful to be a part of this strongly needed program, and is excited to see the impact it will bring to the Palestinian community.
Testimonials of the Palestinian Candidates:
"The Coach Accreditation Program gave me confidence on how to communicate with adolescence and young children, and how to teach them life skills through games. I learned how to design a game from scratch and relay a message. These techniques gave me effective ways to present ideas to children I am targeting.- Rana Khawaldeh, Sports Supervisor & PE teacher, UNRWA Qalandia

"I benefited a lot from this program! What I liked the most was learning how to use Purposeful Play because it gave me the keys to developing new games. I can use what I have learned in a practical manner as my role as a teacher and sports trainer.- Fadi Nashashibi, PE teacher, Gov. School Jerusalem

"I have learned how to help the community through sports using the UNSDG, how to use the session planner, and link the training with different community goals. I also learned many ideas and different point of views from my colleagues and instructors in the program.- Tamer Akel, Soccer Coach, Jerusalem
- 19 Palestinian Accredited Coaches, specalized in different fields (psychology, sociology, physical edication, etc).