Sexual health isn't really talked about, it's taboo, so we combine discussions on it with netball, so the children are more open.
Children don't have the chance to play. they can learn so much from team sport, and we choose netball as it's mixed gender, non contact and easy to set up
Girls don't attend school during their periods, so we provide sanitary pads to (some) on our project so they have equal opportunities to the boys
We use netball as a way of building relationships with the children and communities, so the volunteer leader can then introduce delicate topics, such as menstruation, puberty and sexual health. We donate sanitary pads to the most vulnerable girls, so they can attend school and play netball, everyday
Our impact video
* expenses for our volunteers to travel to different schools
* more pads for more girls - we currently donate to only 240 girls
* permanent, safe space for children to go play and learn SRHR
* more projects in more towns
* allow the children to travel to other schools/towns for matches
pads donated per month
more schools on the programme across 4 countries
permanent courts, with buildings ideally
How can you help?
Expenses - our in-country volunteers need transport, food...
Pads - money to donate pads to more girls on our projects
salary - both UK and in-country volunteers to be paid
publicity - need experience to help us with PR
commercial - how to attract companies and sponsors
fundraising - experts needed to help with grants and events
netball kit donations - balls, bibs, trainers, sets of kit
How we succeed
more girls staying in school during periods
children who better understand their bodies and their rights (SRHR)
happier children who have learnt life skills (teamwork, leadership, discipline)
Girls stay in school (pads), children are happy, children stay in school (netball), better understanding of bodies (SRHR)
To use netball to drive positive change in the lives of women and girls, around the world, through ‘sexual and reproductive health and rights’ education, so all young people have equal access to opportunity.