Boxgirls Kenya plans to provide weekly self defense training to the girls age 8-18yrs from the marginalized communities of Kenya. The girls will also benefit from the education support which will see most of them being retained in school to achieve their goals, and also involve in leadership and mentor-ship activities that will develop their leadership skills and inform them about their rights
A high number of rape cases have been recorded in the slums of Nairobi -Kenya for the past years. Girls have been victims of rape in their own communities and due to this many girls have contracted sexual transmitted diseases and early pregnancies. Instead of seeing many girls future destroyed, Boxgirls will provide the girls with self defense training, an education, develop their leadership skills and an opportunity to be part of a larger community that advocate for positive social change.
Providing self defense training to young women on a weekly basis, provide scholarship education to girls, train girls to be captains and coaches in their communities, organize boxing tournaments / competition and conduct community campaigns advocating for women's right.
650 girls will regularly be trained on self defense skills with female coaches, this will enable the girls acquire high self esteem and confidence. 100 girls supported in education, improving access to education for girls in the marginalized communities, 20 girls trained as coaches and captains hence providing leadership platforms for women in the marginalized communities and involving 1000 community members in boxing tournaments and campaigns that will sensitize the community on women's right.
Through the support and nurturing from Boxgirls I was able to make history in my country Kenya, for being the first woman to represent Kenya in the 2012 Olympics game in Women Boxing competition - Elizabeth Andiego, Head coach
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