Sports Coaching in Africa, Asia and Latin America

with Kaya Responsible Travel

newspaper Childcare Communitites Teaching Expedition Adventure
start date Rolling start dates for 2 weeks to 6+ months
salary Volunteer Project
accommodation includedAccommodation included
food and mealsDepending on the project and location, a full meal programme may be included; speak to an advisor to discuss your needs and the options available
training providedTraining provided

Kaya's mission means that we consider ethical, environmental and cultural concerns in order to ensure that all of our projects are sustainable, and ultimately, beneficial for local community-members. The projects we support are small, grassroots, community-led, and genuinely appreciate the help of our volunteers and interns. Kaya participants benefit as well, growing in global knowledge and gaining real-world experience. Book with us to immerse yourself in your country, region and field of choice, and to make a difference whilst doing so!

Sports Coaching in Africa, Asia and Latin America
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Sports Coaching in Africa, Asia and Latin America
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gap year project highlights Highlights

Expert Advising and Support - Sleep well knowing our advisors have helped you choose the right gap year for you & that we’ll have your back while you’re abroad
So Much Choice - With 250+ projects to choose from, we have ethical gap years for everyone
Non-Traditional - Travel off the beaten path in Asia-Pacific, Africa or Latin America & get to know the locals on a deeper level
Responsible, Ethical, Sustainable - All of Kaya's gap years, no matter the location or field, feature community-led, grassroots initiatives
Culturally Immersive - Part of a responsible approach involves proper preparation and education; we’ll provide you with the cultural context you need to get the most out of your trip abroad
Make a Difference - See and help the planet, get your hands dirty & make friends along the way

typical day What's it like

A typical day on this gap year project

At Kaya Responsible Travel, we offer gap year experiences that combine travel and volunteering, helping you see the world and make an impact while doing so. On a sports development program, you'll have a fantastic time running games, explaining and documenting the rules, and helping to develop coaching sessions in sports such as football, basketball, athletics and more. You may be asked to run community education session explaining the benefits of sports and the impact of exercise on development and well-being.

In many countries the importance of sports and exercise is undervalued and considered to be less important than traditional subjects such as Maths and English. Coaches and resources are also often in short supply. Sports activities help develop teamwork, communication and listening skills and also provide structure. Being part of a team instills children with a sense of well-being, and gives them a sense of achievement, which is a priority in underprivileged communities where daily life can be difficult. Sports and exercise really do have an important role to play. Volunteers are much needed, and can help overworked community-members, teachers and coaches improve the lives of the next generation.

ideal candidate Project Requirements

Who would be a suitable participant?

Typically, there are no prerequisites for our gap years abroad, but some projects require a background check or a CV. Speak to a placement advisor for more details, since every placement is unique. They know all our projects like the backs of their hands and can give you some advice!

our offer Project Benefits

What we can offer you

Typically, our program fees include accommodations, meals 2x/day, airport pick-up and drop-off, training, a pre-departure information pack, onsite orientation and project induction, transfer to the project site after orientation, 24/7 support on the ground, and more. Every one of our projects is listed on our website, and each listing includes detailed costs and inclusions.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are reopening limited locations that meet our strict safety standards. You can travel with a small group of tested students and volunteers! If you want to hold out and travel later, let us know and we can keep you updated on specific locations and programmes. Looking for a virtual option? We have a series of virtual internships available that include cultural components, and they’ve been a huge success.

We’re here to support you the whole way, from start to finish (and beyond!), so let us know if you have any questions about any of our offerings.


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