“I feel I have changed a lot and my mindset has been changed towards gender inequality. These workshops have a really positive impact on me and I think now that I will be able to make others aware of these issues”
Tamasa Mahasudha, 14 year old female participant
Following the successful completion of Freedom to Play and Gender through Sports Workshop, Pro Sport Development conducted the next step of KBC, the Sports Leadership Workshop. They were supported by local partner, Centre for Youth and Social Development (CYSD).
The Sports Leadership workshop serves a dual purpose within the structure of KBC. While the workshop teaches the youth how to be effective sports trainers, its true purpose is to teach them transferable skills (such as leadership, planning and communication) that they can then use in their own initiatives (whether sport-based or non-sport-based) to combat violence against women and girls within their own communities.
There were many strong leadership candidates among the youth and the workshop proved to be a very enjoyable experience for them. They talked about the joy of playing together, not worrying about what gender their teammates are from and also took back lessons in leadership and effective communication that they plan on employing within their community. They were also able to link the workshop to previous KBC activities and the overarching message of ending violence against women and girls.
“This workshop has equipped me with the ability to know how to handle difficult situations in my life, with skills like communication and leadership.”
Rakesh Ojha, 15 year old participant