The launch of a project in a new country is one of the most exciting things to imagine.
How many of the youth workers, children projects, empleyees of drug rehabs and schools will catch fire for a tool of prevention work wich they have seen only on pictures or DVD's yet?
We always have to focus on the basics in this phase. Our teams also face didactical challenges dependent on culture and region. Not all nations and cultures are used to the same learning techniques.
When the project launch was successfull it is important to visit the project again one year later and to accompany the newly educated trainers. This is why we try to visit a region up to three years in a row.
We also try to visit Places in the Neighbourhood to create a regionally distribution. The trainer courses are held in two levels (beginner and advanced) in the second phase.
This is a motivation for the new trainers and the advanced trainers are strengthened.
In addition to the consolidation and strengthening of the basics we also teach continuative topics like leadership, organization of tournaments and the networking with other teams.
If we can work with the same trainers during several years and evolve their competency it's time for the next step.
The experienced trainers are qualified with a specific course to be able to educate new trainers by themselves.
These courses require a high standard of quality and therefore also good educated Swiss teams.
Wherever phase 3 is succesfull a big multiplication takes place in a very short time. In the Ukraine, for example, arose e national championship, national teams and a stable network within the last five years. As soon as the networking of the individual projects takes place and the locals are ready to educate the trainers by themselves, it is time for us to take a step back and accompany the projects with some distance.
These four Phases don't last for the same time in every country. But we made the experience in the Ukraine, Brasil and Nepal, that we have to calculate between 4 - 6 years for a sustainable development. This is why we also seek for long-term cooperation with our local partners.