In cooperation with the German Agency for International Cooperation
(GIZ), Gaza Community Mental Health Programme has provided on Sunday, August 2,
a training course, for 45 female and male sports coaches from the 4 clubs participating
in Sports for Smile Project – phase III.
This training is the 3rd of its kind and is implemented
over a 2 sessions, 5 hrs each.
During the opening session of the course – attended by Dr Tayseer
Diab, Deputy General Director for Professional Affairs; Mr Qusay Abu Odei,
Director Foreign Relations and Resource Development Department; Ms Enas Judeh,
Head of the Training and Capacity Building Unit; and Mr Ahmed Al-Qafidi, project
coordinator – an overview of the activities and training topics
was explained to the participants.
This course aims to provide the participants with knowledge and skills about:
the concept of the childhood, child protection, forms and types of child abuse
and its indicators; gender-based violence and the eight child protection threats;
child protection in international and Palestinian laws; Principles for working
with children and managing child protection cases; risk levels, response
mechanisms, referral, response points, and referral pathways.
The sports coaches are provided with these trainings in order to enhance
their capacities in dealing with children and enable them to identify and
support those who need help, or those who need professional intervention