Why Sport & Play?
Through sport and play, she can embody leadership and tackle gender norms.
Sport is an accelerator to leadership development. It provides girls with the opportunity to build their self-esteem, courage and self-efficacy. The ripple effect of the sports experience continues off the pitch and throughout life – athletes take the initiative, raise their voices and have the courage to take risks. When they fall, they get back up again.
Through sport and play, girls learn to challenge socio-cultural norms and gender stereotypes at the community level, and in society at large. When girls play, they transcend the gender limits set on females, building the muscles that allow them to do the same in other areas of life, such as in education and at work.
Through sport and play, adolescent girls and young women: