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Just Play moves to extension phase

The Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) Special Projects Office is now taking the necessary steps to effect the full roll out of the program starting with Honiara.
SIFF Special Projects Manager, Phillip Ohoto’ona, said that the pilot project phase has been very positive so SIFF is moving forward with the nationwide implementation of Just Play.
“We are now working on the schedule for delivering Just Play material and training to schools throughout Solomon Islands,” Ohoto’ona said.
“Honiara is first in this road map so that is where we are starting. From 2011 we will move on to the other provinces and by 2012 we should reach our targeted coverage for the country.”
“I would like to thank all the schools in Honiara and Marovo who took part in the pilot phase for their hard work in ensuring that we reach the extension phase.”
The roll out in Honiara will involve 21 primary schools and 1 community. Thirteen (13) of the schools are under the authority of the Honiara City Council while the rest are privately owned.
“The schools that are selected in Honiara includes all the fully established and recognised primary schools except for the ones that took part in the pilot phase,” Ohoto’ona said.
A meeting is called for the Honiara schools for Friday 15th October, 2010 at the SIFF Academy Conference Room starting at 1:00pm.
The meeting will be used to finalise details and confirm the schools that will take part so each school is requested to send 1 representative to attend it.
The first training workshop for the teachers from the participating schools will be held on the 26th and 27th of October. The second training workshop will follow on the 28th and 29th of October.
The training workshops will be used to train the teachers on how to implement the Just Play program in their schools.
They will be run by Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) Just Play coordinator, Collin Tua.
After the workshops, the schools will be given the equipment to conduct the program in their schools for 6 weeks.
SIFF will closely monitor and support the schools and community during their implementation of the program.
The Just Play program promotes football education and activities for primary school students aged 6 – 12.
The Just Play program is funded by the Australian Government through the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC).
Local partners in the program are the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development through the Primary Education Division and SIFF.
A. Honiara City Council Primary Schools
1. White River Primary School
2. Mbokona Primary School
3. Mbononavera Primary School
4. Koloale School Primary School
5. Mbua Valley Primary School
6. Mt Horab Primary School
7. Lau Valley Primary School
8. Vura School Primary School
9. Panatina Primary School
10. Ilia Primary School
11. Naha Primary School
12. Tuvaruhu Primary School
13. SITTC School
B. Private Primary Schools
1. Tamlan Primary School
2. Woodford International School
3. Florence Young Primary School
4. Kukum SDA Primary School
5. Burns Creek Primary School
6. St. Nicholas Primaary School
7. Palm Drive Primary School
8. Naha – SDA Primary School
C. Community
1. To be confirmed.