In partnership with Women in Sport Botswana (WASBO), TAFISA launched the Girls Positive & Safe Coaching Pathway programme on 26 January at the BNSC Hall of Fame.
This initiative targets the prevalent gender disparities hindering women and girls from active participation in sports across all levels. By centering on coaches, the Pathway endeavours to dismantle barriers and foster a more inclusive, supportive, and encouraging environment for female athletes.
Our goal is to advocate for the significance of promoting an active and healthy lifestyle among women and girls. While the programme extends its invitation to all coaches currently mentoring women and girls, a primary objective is to equip senior female athletes, nearing retirement or already retired, with the necessary skills to transition into coaching and mentoring roles themselves.
The launch event kicked off with an opening speech from WASBO Chairperson and TAFISA Vice President Africa Keenese Katisenge-Tizhani, who was followed by TAFISA Secretary General Jean-François Laurent. The programme gained momentum through insightful contributions from trainers, athlete Ms Masaiti, Evaluation Coordinator Dr Trivedi, and representatives from the Ministry of Youth, Gender, Sport, and Culture Botswana. Concluding remarks were delivered by BNSC Chairperson, Mr Morule, followed by a vote of thanks from AUSC Region 5 representative, Mr Sombwa Musunsa.
TAFISA eagerly anticipates a fruitful partnership and collaboration with WASBO, extending best wishes for the successful implementation of this transformative project!
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