Tanzania is one of the newest additions to the International Inspiration programme. It is hoped that up to two million children and young people will be reached through PE, sport and play activities. In line with other countries working with International Inspiration, there is a focus on inclusion - ensuring that all children, especially girls and those with disabilities, have every opportunity to take part in PE and sport.
Sport is a powerful tool for teaching valuable life skills, and children and young people in Tanzania will benefit from life and leadership skills, as well as raised awareness of issues such as the prevention of HIV and malaria.
In addition to training community coaches, officials, teachers and Young Leaders, the International Inspiration programme will create links between Tanzania and up to 15 UK schools, enabling them to create joint sports projects and explore new friendships and innovation. Safe spaces to play are planned, with resources provided for at least three different sports in selected areas.
As Paul Deighton, Chief Executive of LOCOG says: 'Welcoming Tanzania to the International Inspiration family brings us one step closer to our vision of enriching the lives of 12 million children in 20 countries.
'I hope to be able to share many more opportunities showcasing the work of International Inspiration - and to demonstrate the positive impact it is having on young people around the world - in the coming months'.