The KAY club meeting was turning out great. We began by allowing the children some time to play soccer-the kind of soccer that can get attention from a lover of children not a lover of the game itself. The children chased the ball, kicking it in all directions, until at some point one young man took the ball, and said, 'we need to form teams and play against each other. Soon they started grouping themselves and the game began. As I watched the children play,my attention,was drawn to the young man who had told the others to form teams to play against each other!Before the game was over I had afew questions for the youth

1.Who came with the idea of forming two teams?

2.Which team won?

3.Did you play as a team?

4.A part from a soccer team, what other teams can we form?

5.Who/what are we teaming against?

The discussion shifted from a game of soccer, to a community discussion.




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Comment by ABEDNEGO KITHEKA MUTUNGWA on April 9, 2014 at 11:48pm

John this really great ,these are some great threads to deepen conversation as we have seen in  Kithituni Communitylifecompetence university experience.

its about using strategic questions  to deepen a consistent thread of conversation

Comment by John Mutua on March 19, 2014 at 12:23pm
Thanks Dipendra for the Nepal experience. Now than never before,it is getting beautiful,now than never before we are going to take it to another level.@Rituu thanks once again,yes the question'What makes a good team' is a good one.
Comment by Dipendra on March 18, 2014 at 11:55pm
yup..we Nepal team had a similar type of experiences in children's home few months was the key triggering factor to enable children's to respond.... the SALT visit was best ever happened to us....!
Comment by Rituu B. Nanda on March 18, 2014 at 10:24pm

This is great way to start the discussion, John! What about adding this question- what makes a good team?

Here are some other examples from the Constellation on using sport in SALT visits:

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