Locations: New Delhi, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Siliguri, Deoghar
As part of Kadam Badhate Chalo (KBC) 3.0, in collaboration with Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) and Pro Sport Development (PSD), we recently conducted an orientation programme for our implementing partners across India to help them understand how to implement KBC effectively. As part of this orientation, the 124 KBC facilitators and youth leaders were trained on how to conduct Freedom to Play camps with the youth in their communities. As a follow-up, Freedom to Play sports camps will be conducted across all the locations to identify youth leaders who will work towards making their communities free from violence against women and girls (VAWG)
Freedom to Play sports camp is the very first module to be delivered to the youth within the KBC framework. It is a half-day activity which is delivered to about 50 youth, including both girls and boys. The youth that participate in these sports camps thereafter self-nominate themselves for being part of the core youth group of KBC, by answering a set of questions. These self-nominations are then scrutinized by the KBC team, and the youth showing most interest and potential are selected to take the KBC program forward.
As the title suggests, the sports camp provides the youth groups with the opportunity to participate in sport, engage with peers and express themselves through the activities. It helps youth to learn about working together as a team, the hesitation between girls and boys is reduced; youth understand the importance of communicating with one another and take up leadership roles within the activities.
The orientation programme was conducted with six partners in all the six locations, which are as follows:
Currently, KBC is working in 27 locations in 14 states in India. We thank all our partners for their support.
To know more about KBC, please visit: http://www.marthafarrellfoundation.org/about-kbc-page.php