Sport In Action one of Zambi’s pioneering sport for development organisations launched their ‘Girls in Action’ Program on 31st of May, 2015 at the National Sports Council of Zambia.
The project is aiming at educating and empowering girls through sports. The launch event consisted of three parts; Marching, Life skills training and friendly football and netball tournaments.
NOWSPAR participated in this event to support SIA who are a fellow member of the International Kicking AIDS Out Network and the Sport for Social Change Network.
There were about 5-6 school girls participating the event from NOWSPAR, Four NOWSPAR girls, Ms. Esinat Chisenga and Ms. Cathrine Temba from Miracle Disable Group in George Compound and Ms. Elizabeth Gondwe and Ms. Ruth Mbewe from Handball Association and two NOWSPAR staff Ms. Aya Noguchi and Ms. Petronellah Maketo also participated in the event.
Marching was started at 9:00 hours at the Total Gas Station in Kalingalinga and we walked all the way up to National Sports Council.
After we arrived at the NASDEC, the opening ceremony was taken place. After the opening ceremony, the Girls in Action program was officially lunched. During the event, some ice breaking activities and Life-skills session focusing on Peer Pressure were taken place. Ms. Cathrine Temba actively contributed the discussion session and explained about her experience of peer pressure.
Since Ms. Cathrine Temba and Ms. Esinat Chisenga are football players in their community team, they participated in the football friendly tournament with other participants. There are about 40 players playing the football tournament. Sports in Action staff made four teams with mixed people and each team had opportunity to play four games.
The event finished around 13:00 hours. Girls enjoyed sports activities and learned important information for their life skills.
A big congratulations to Sport in Action for their work providing more opportunities for girls to be physically active. Read more about their work here.