NGD Sports

The NGD Star Sports Department.
The NGD Star Sports Department of Nsengiyumva Global Development Foundation (also known as "NGD Sports" and "NGD Star Sports") was created on March 15, 2014 in Magara of Commune Bugarama in the Province of Rumonge, Burundi.

The Sports Department currently oversees 19 sports clubs in 13 localities of 3 provinces (Makamba, Rumonge, and City of Bujumbura) located in the South-Western part Burundi. These sports clubs are run on daily basis through 3 Sports Academies which provide basic and professional training in Soccer, Running and Cycling Athletics, and Basketball. 

Our Belief.
At NGD Star Sports Department, our purpose is to kindle the love for sports. We believe that every child can benefit from playing sports and pride ourselves in promoting fair play, positive attitudes, teamwork, self-respect and personal self-esteem.

Our Promise.
We promise to promote joy, ignite passion and develop skills. Our programs are designed to develop both technical and personal skills, building a foundation for youth development both on and off the court.
Our Sports Academies
These academies: Star Football AcademyStar Athletics Academy, and Star Basketball AcademyEach academy is under a leadership of a DT, "Directeur Technique", assisted by 3 ES, "Encadreurs Sportifs". 

The DTs report to the Coordinator of the Department of Sports. The ES lead all Coaches of local clubs of the NGD Foundation in their area.

This department of Sports is led by a Coordinator, assisted by a Secretary. They both report to the Executive Director of the NGD Foundation.

Supportive Environment
Our main focus is having an open communication policy that builds strong relationships between players, parents,  coaches and the wider community. It is vital that our players feel valued and supported by learning in a positive environment. We also have many communication pathways such as face-to-face, telephone, email social media profiles, and social media messaging groups.

Teaching and Coaching
The Academy has highly qualified coaches with the latest knowledge and understanding of training techniques. We have high expectations in how we coach our players and make sure to support each child by differentiating our programs and sessions to support their needs.

In each session or game we promote a positive approach using encouraging positive language, team work, fair play and inclusiveness. Respect is highly expected between everyone including players, coaches, opposing teams and families. This is important in the lifelong learning of each player as they will learn skills of working respectively in a team.

At the Academy, we use reflective practices to support players in making better decision making. Reflection is a main tool to help guide players into better problem solving that helps players set goals to develop their strengths and support areas they are still developing. At the Academy, we pride ourselves on providing a supportive environment that brings out the best in our players.
Annual Budget for the Sports Department:
$ 38, 811 USD.

Contact us at:
NGD Sports Department.

C/O: NGD Foundation
4ème Avenue, Magara II, Zone Magara,
Commune Bugarama, Rumonge Province.
BP: 3262, Bujumbura, Burundi, East Africa.

Tel. (NGD Office) number: (+257) 71 - 499 466.
Fax (NGD Office) number: (+257) 61 - 499 466.

Healthy Lifestyle
The Academy encourages also encourages players and their families to have a balanced and healthy lifestyle. We often discuss nutrition for a well – balanced diet and being active. Playing a sport can give children the health benefit of physical fitness and also understand the foods they need to give them fuel when playing sport.

Community Leadership
At NGD Foundation, we aim to develop great athletes whether in Basketball, Football, Running, or Cycling. More importantly, we aim to instill in our athletes the qualities to become leaders in their communities. It is NGD’s hope that all the young people playing the courts will become front-runners in their community in the Republic of Burundi, in Africa and in the World. The NGD Foundation helps to empower the youth of Burundi to address the issues of their community in an informed way. It is also the focus of NGD Foundation to teach young leaders to interact in a sustainable and conscious way with their environment.

Life-skills Curriculum
Sport is an efficient and effective vehicle in instilling character and values essential for positive change. NGD has developed a life-skills curriculum to enhance the development of these character traits and values so that each and every member of NGD is conscious and informed as leaders in their communities.
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