Why sports at the Chukwani School?
This project challenges gender stereotypes and harnesses the potential of sports in women’s development. When girls claim public space through the netball court, they are able to acquire new interpersonal networks, a sense of individual and group identity, and access to opportunities to develop sports skills such as leadership, teamwork, and communication. Such skills empower them in decision-making and encourage more active participation in school, household, and community life. More balanced gender perspective in these arenas ultimately facilitates a more harmonious and peaceful society. When the two sexes integrate through football, the community will become more accustomed to seeing girls peacefully sharing space with boys. Furthermore, in developing communities like this, educated and empowered women are crucial to economic development, advancements in community heath, and a more equitable and peaceful society. Through sports, the young women at Chukwani school will have a safe forum to develop their interpersonal skills, build self esteem, and learn leadership skills.