K4L welcomes Tarryn from Laureus
Last week we were delighted to welcome Tarryn Horner from the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. Tarryn stayed with us for four days and had the opportunity to observe, and participate in, various areas of our work including the Girls United programme which is currently funded by the Foundation. This included working with our team of coaches to deliver a session on gender norms and discrimination, empowering young women with knowledge of their rights and the life-skills to safely uphold them.
During her stay Tarryn also ran some personal development sessions with the Girls United coaches, met with former Laureus YES participants and spent time with our social enterprise team, gaining insight to how the enterprises support Kick4Life’s community programmes and social impact.
At the weekend Tarryn had the chance to watch some of our football teams in action, with Kick4Life men’s team ‘Juventude’ qualifying for the national play-offs as they bid for a place in the A Division, while on Sunday she saw our junior women’s play in two games, winning one and drawing the other.
Kick4Life’s Country Director, Motlatsi Nkhahle says: “We really enjoyed welcoming Tarryn, and the team loved seeing her passion for what she does. She was able to connect with the environment and the people on a different level and they are glad to have seen that.”
Tarryn added: “Staying and being integrated in Kick4Life and its holistic community development programme through the Social Enterprises, Sports for Development programme and Football Club has been an incredible and purposeful experience. The amazing team at Kick4Life made me feel so welcomed and a part of their work right from the get go. I am extremely privileged and proud to be working with Kick4Life and am positive about the positive and beneficial impact Kick4Life will continue to make.”
Kick4Life and Laureus have been working in partnership since 2010, with the Foundation supporting various areas of our work in Lesotho.