Supporting sport for development: the East Africa Cup

Training Director Nick Raistrick has a strong interest in sport for development, and has been involved with the East Africa Cup in Moshi, Tanzania, for more than a decade. He delivered training with young people at the event as a volunteer, and acted as its director of media development when the EAC team won “Best Sports Event for Peace” award at the Peace and Sport awards in Monaco in 2011.

He also produced a film of the event, which was broadcast on the UK’s Community Channel.

You can read his account of the first ten years of the event and its role in assisting development at: 

Training Director Nick Raistrick produced a 20-minute film on the East Africa Cup for The Community Channel

Nick has also developed online training material for BBC Media Action on sport for development and in reporting sport; and produced packages which were broadcast on BBC World Service radio on sport for development issues raised at the event.

Nick was also part of a BBC delegation attended the 2007 ‘Next Step’ conference in Windhoek, Namibia, where he worked on participatory video sessions.

Combatting gender-based violence

The Training Station set up the Khatwah project to combat the growing incidence of violence, especially against women, among communities displaced by conflict in the Middle East. We established a team of creatives who made informational films and campaigns that were featured on TV and screens in refugee camps.

One film asked: who’s to blame for the violence?

Another film challenged men to speak up over street harassment, which harms women and girls across the world. It prevents them from participating fully in the economy, holds back their education, and can prevent them from seeing family and friends.