Training Course “Sport – the power of women empowerment” implemented in Kenya with hosting organisation Neema Community Based Organisation in May 2018. In the training were involved 24 youth workers and youth leaders who were trained and equipped to directly work with young disadvantaged women in deprived rural and urban areas with essential tools, methods and skills on how to use the methodology Education Through Sport. They become promoters of women empowerment in their local area.
All participants had the life-time opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills and to improve the quality of work in their organizations. The diverse activities that the training course program included enabled reaching the objectives. The objectives of the Training Course were:
– To discuss the situation of girls and women all over Europe, Asia, and Africa especially in terms of social involvement.
– To share good practices related to ensuring gender equality
– To combat stereotypes related to the role of women in society
– To understand the causes of gender inequality as well as the consequences deriving from it
– To understand the principles of Education through Sport methodology
– To generate new Women empowerment through sport tools
– To empower women as it comes to their social involvement
At the beginning of the Training Course, each representative shared with all the participants the work of their organization and presented their programs for women empowerment so that anybody could develop deeper understanding on both the topic and the different approaches used. Then, the participants discussed the different ways and approaches to combat stereotypes related to the role of women in societies. All participants of the Training Course also benefited from several visits:
– Mathare Slum in Nairobi, where participants visited the local church, NEEMA CBO’s office and the local school, through which participants acquired a broader perspective for the functioning of the education system in Kenya, as well as for the system of work of NEEMA CBO and how they tackle the problem of gender inequality. Through this visit, participants discussed the situation of girls and women all over Europe, Asia, and Africa and understood the causes of gender inequality as well as the consequences deriving from it.
– Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA), where participants learnt about the various ways that the Association uses sports to engender broad socio-economic development, while also effecting positive social change. Representatives of MYSA presented their work system, their key achievements and put a special accent on their programs for women empowerment. Through the visit, the participants of the Training Course received good practices related to ensuring gender equality and understood the principles of Education through Sport methodology and generated new women empowerment through sport tools.