23/05/2017 - 08:19

Peace and Sport and Mobadara join forces for gender equity in Morocco

Peace and Sport travelled to Morocco to visit the Mobadara Association, which was 1 of the 8 winners from the 2016 Act for What Matters call for projects. Mobadara Association is located in a small town called Zaio which is North-eastern Morocco. The association assists the local women’s handball team to break gender stereotypes and encourage more girls to join sport activities. Currently, Mobadara supports 46 young women, aged from 14 to 20 years old who train three times per week.

Following the recent partnership between Peace and Sport and Mobadara, both organizations will work together to add value to the sports program by strengthening the handball club and introducing new sports to get more girls involved in sport activities in the community.

Mr. Joël Bouzou, Peace and Sport President and Founder states: “Peace and Sport is honored to support this initiative as it is promoting gender equity in this particular area and is helping every young girl to have access to the positive power of sports.”

 ‘Act for What Matters’ is a yearly call for projects and ideas which support and complement efforts in the development of peace through sport and fit into the vision of Peace and Sport’s Field Program strategy.

        

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