PSHE KS3 & KS4/GCSE: Training provided by official football academies in Ghana (pt 3/3)

Ousmann Manneh, a 20-year old footballer from the Gambia now living in the UK, visits an official football academy in Ghana.

It is highlighted that although Ghana is not the poorest nation in West Africa many live on 70 pence or less a day.

Hence, football is a potential way out of poverty for Ghanaian youths.

The official academy does not give false hope and mixes coaching with education. British coaches also visit the academy to help in the training.

The majority of youths come from poor unstructured backgrounds and are given realistic opportunities for the future without the exploitation of the unofficial football trafficking seen before.

This clip is from the series Children at Work: Football.

Teacher Notes

Students could watch the clip and use the information gained to create a plan for their own sporting academy for disadvantaged young people.

Pupils can think of a name for the academy, state what sports they will offer, identify what groups they are aiming at, explain how it supports the young people and how it addresses personal ambitions and global issues.

Curriculum Notes

This clip is relevant for teaching PSHE at KS3 and GCSE. This topic appears in Edexcel, AQA, KS3 and GCSE in England and Wales, CCEA GCSE in Northern Ireland, and SQA National 4 and 5 in Scotland.

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