The sprawling townships around Cape Town promise a daily threat of violence. Boxing and running provide a useful structured activity to teach the girls self confidence, discipline, self respect and self defense skills. Sports help the girls learn to relax, work in a team and concentrate. Partners provide HIV/AIDS and domestic violence education. The girls learn coaching skills and have the chance to take part in media and communications training. They learn about boxers all over the world.
We will provide the skills and motivational support to help girls deal with daily violence and apathy in Cape Town slums. We will train four new trainers who will spread the project to other areas and reach new girls.
Girls who have sports skills, can solve problems and defend themselves change the climate of the violent neighbourhoods they live in by showing that girls must be treated with respect. The girls also go on to share their skills with their friends and families.
Project Leader: Ania Jankowska
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