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New partnership between K4L & French Embassy

New partnership between K4L & French Embassy

This week Kick4Life delivered training for eight coaches as part of a new partnership with the Embassy of France in South Africa, Lesotho and Malawi.

Under the umbrella of ‘Play 4 SRHR’, Kick4Life will roll out Girls United in Lesotho, which is co-created and delivered by young women who play for the Kick4Life Women’s football team, and who have themselves progressed through Kick4Life’s community programmes. The project is already implemented in Maseru and will be expanded to Berea district, targeting girls and young women aged 15 – 21 years old. The project aims to engage 250 girls and young women as well as 250 boys and young men of the same age, through mixed-gender tournaments which promote gender equality and challenge gender discrimination.

Kick4Life ran a five-day training course for the eight young women who are now qualified to deliver the curriculum, including running sessions, facilitating dicussions and conducting Monitoring & Evaluation activities.

Maphoka Puky Ramokoatsi, Kick4Life’s Director of Programmes, congratulated the coaches and commended their bravery and confidence in putting themselves forward as coaches. She said: “Taking these roles means you are brave enough to be leaders and that is the first step to greatness. Being coaches, you will impact many lives and change people’s perspectives on a lot of things. Ensure that the impacts and changes you make are always positive for the betterment of Lesotho and the world at large. Good luck coaches.”

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