To empower and capacity build 2000 young women and girls aged below 24 through sports to improve their livelihood options and fight effects of HIV/AIDS in rural Chimanimani and Mutare Districts of Manicaland Province, Zimbabwe.
lack of reliable source of livelihoods and failure by other development agents to come up with sustainably projects for young women and girls in Chimanimani have resulted in the development of girls empowerment through sport project by Family-In-Need Trust of Zimbabwe. The project will empower and capacity build 2000 young women and girls aged below 24 through sports to improve their livelihood options and fight effects of HIV/AIDS in Chimanimani and Mutare Districts of Manicaland Province.
FIN has been striving to empower and improve the livelihoods of women and girls who have been disadvantaged in the Mutare and Chimanimani District since 2003. Using sport as a strategy has managed to build the capacity of the organization to reach to more than 5000 girls in remote rural areas. Being the only organization in the district that work directly with women and girls using sport has managed to build a good starting point for awareness. The project will build livelihoods options.
Education through sport is one of the best ways to bring about social change within the society. Family-In-Need Trust has for the past six years been involved mainly in supporting women and girls to improve their livelihoods and food security projects using sports as a change agent. In 2006, the mainstreaming of sporting activities into all FIN program has improved the social status and change among girls and young women as they have managed to provide options for their family livelihoods.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).
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