We are excited to move on to our next Fair Play Value: Moral Courage.
This week and last, the coaches had the opportunity to discuss what exactly moral courage is and how it is connected to Fair Play. This week, every day after program, the coaches met to discuss where they saw moral courage displayed. Next week, we will start our teachings for the kids in both our large group and small group discussions.
For KPI, we specifically link moral and courage together. Courage is defined as “strength in the face of something scary, challenging or even frightening. Courage is about standing up for what you believe in and facing down your fears. Moral describes a focus on the principles of right and wrong and the strength of the human character.
We want to support players to find their moral courage – a source of strength that helps them “do the right thing,” especially in situations where they can defend and protect their peers, boys and girls; and where they can take a stand for what they believe is just and fair in the program and community.
When we act with moral courage we:
- Tell the truth even if it is hard to do
- Stand up for things and people we believe in
- Do the right thing, even if nobody is looking (This is our definition of “integrity”)
- Do the right thing, even if everyone is looking (This is our definition of “advocacy”)
We look forward to beginning this value leading into April and the 20th Commemoration of Genocide against the Tutsi. We will be able to discuss moral courage as it relates to the Eight Stages of Genocide and how it takes moral courage to form your own beliefs and not go with the crowd. Stay tuned!