Arab States

Iraq

  • Spreading awareness in the fight against doping in Iraq through teachers and students

Led by the Iraqi Anti-Doping Organization, this project will target teachers, coaches, and education personnel, to raise awareness on the fight against doping and the importance of disseminating this message to school children, university students and young athletes. Engaging up to 300 direct beneficiaries, the core thrust of the project comprises a series of educational workshops held across the country. These pedagogical sessions are designed to educate participants as to the negative effects of doping. To support knowledge-building, the Arabic version of the WADA Teacher Toolkit will be shared with participants to better equip them in spreading key anti-doping messages among their students. The entire project will be supported by a targeted media campaign to increase project visibility and communicate key messages on anti-doping to the wider public. A series of interviews will be aired on a local TV channel, as will short movies on the negative consequences of doping. Alongside this, various promotional materials will be distributed during major sports events to spread the anti-doping message more broadly and alert the public to the dangers of doping.

Jordan

  • Spreading awareness of the fight against doping through teachers and students (March 2011 to September 2011)
  • US$20,000

This project consisted of the translation of the teachers’ toolkit developed by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) into Arabic and its dissemination to sport teachers and coaches in Jordanian schools and universities. A series of 25 anti-doping training sessions were also conducted, targeting 200 sport teachers, 100 coaches and 200 students. The objective was to sensitize key stakeholders to the harm caused by doping in sport.

  • Educating new national federations about anti-doping and their roles and responsibilities as partners of JADO in fighting doping in sport
  • US$20,000

Following changes in the governance of national federation teams, the Jordan Anti-Doping Organization (JADO) plans to implement a project aimed at educating the new national sport federations on the impact and dangers of doping, and the role and responsibilities of sport authorities, as partners of the JADO, in fighting doping in sport. A key feature of the project will be a series of workshops targeting administrators of national federations (220), anti-doping liaison officers (24), coaches (175), and athletes (1500). Developed according to the specific needs of each target group, lectures will be delivered by national anti-doping experts. Focus will be placed on improving communication between the various stakeholders engaged with the aim of strengthening national anti-doping efforts, laterally. Participants will benefit from an open discussion following the lectures, where key questions can be raised and discussed.

Morocco

  • Sensitization of the national sport federations to the fight against doping (January 2011 to June 2011)
  • US$20,000

UNESCO funding was provided for information sessions in the five main cities of Morocco to educate athletes and officials from national sports organizations about doping. Education and promotion materials were produced as a means to engage these stakeholders in the implementation of the national anti-doping policy.

  • Anti-Doping education and awareness-raising programme for sportsmen/women and managers of private sport facilities (June 2012 to November 2012)

The project consists of an anti-doping campaign targeted at adult and young sportsmen/women and managers of private sport facilities. Around 1,500 people will be reached through the organization of awareness-raising workshops in boxing, judo, aerobics, taekwondo and weightlifting clubs of seven different cities. Among the themes which will be covered are: the health consequences of doping, anti-doping rules violations, the organization of doping controls, the risks associated with nutritional supplements, etc. The programme will be publicized through the organization of two press conferences.

Tunisia

  • Competition among high school health clubs to produce educational material about doping (October 2009 to June 2010)
  • US$10,000

The project involved the organization of a competition among members of high school health clubs across Tunisia to develop anti-doping educational materials about doping in sport. The project aimed to inform students about the risks of doping, in particular the health consequences of steroid use, and to promote doping-free sport in high schools.

  • Competition among universities to produce educational and communication materials to be used for the national anti-doping programme (December 2010 to March 2011)
  • US$20,000

A competition was organized among students from four communications and art institutes/universities to develop anti-doping educational and communication materials. This project helped to engage youth in the fight against doping by encouraging them to produce materials to be used for education and communication initiatives. A number of the materials produced now form part of the national anti-doping education programme.

  • National survey on young athletes’ knowledge on doping (November 2011 to October 2012)
  • US$19,900

Building on the results of previous research conducted by the National Anti-Doping Agency, with 725 high school students, the project involves a national survey to measure the knowledge of Tunisian young students. The survey sample will comprise of 2,000 young people in total, with 1,700 sports students forming the target group and 300 young people representing the control group. The project aims to assess the level of knowledge of Tunisian students, with a view to develop pedagogical tools on anti-doping education to be used in school curricula, especially for sports students, and awareness-raising activities, in cooperation with high schools sports or health clubs. A series of 50 anti-doping sensitization workshops will be organized by the National Anti-Doping Agency in the context of the project.

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