Developing the capacity to deliver genuine Gaelic medium services to young people is a key objective of Spòrs Gàidhlig. We will do this by training Gaelic speakers in various activities and provide them with the support to enable them to deliver activities in Gaelic and English to the same standard.
Our development plan will require grant support and we are in discussions with key funders in order to submit applications and hopefully access funding which allows us to train Gaelic speakers with a passion for working with young people and outdoor education.
If Gaelic speaking children are to be confident in their language, they must have access to services which are equally good as those through the medium of English. Spòrs Gàidhlig will offer those services and encourage all to take an active interest in Gaelic.
A key issue facing any organisation which would like to offer Gaelic outdoor education is the lack of instructors with facility in the language. We are committed to addressing this issue and will work with partners to train, encourage and equip leaders and instructors to be able to provide activities and confident in Gaelic delivery.
Our action plan involves encouraging and training young adults to become leaders. We will do this through a introductory course followed by a years instructor development programme. Both of these will be delivered in partnership with a key training organisation with many years experience in this field.
Once the new capacity, the new instructors, has been created, Spòrs Gàidhlig will operate on a commercial basis selling its services to schools and others who require outdoor education and other programmes.