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Women and girls taught leadership skills, values and self-worth
- Updated: June 19, 2014
The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC), in conjunction with the Free State Sports Confederation, will host the second edition of the Women and Girls Provincial Camp at Philip Saunders resort in Mangaung, Free State from 20-22 June 2014.
The pioneer project was held in November last year, hosted by both the Northern Cape Department of Sport, Arts and Culture and Northern Cape Sports Confederation, and proved most successful. Running under the theme, Bridging the gap and growing together, the initiatives main purpose is to continue to help overcome the barriers that prohibit women and girls from actively engaging in all aspects of sport.
The main topics to be discussed include: Effective communication skills, leadership values and self-worth.
Representatives from Women in Sport Commissions in other provinces will also be attending this camp as part of their own preparation to host the event in their respective provinces in future. Ultimately, these camps will then culminate in a national camp in 2015. Approximately 80 participants from District Sports Confederations, schools and the civil society sector are expected to attend the event.
Says Deputy President of SASCOC and Chairperson of the Women in Sport Commission, Ms Hajera Kajee: We are pleased that we have managed to host the second edition of the Women and Girls Camp following the success of the pilot event in the Northern Cape last year. As the Sports Confederation, we continue with our quest to create an environment that gives women an equal opportunity to participate and become good leaders in sport.
Through our main topics of discussion, we envisage that the girls and women who attend this camp will learn a lot of lessons and also be able to impart that knowledge to their fellow colleagues who are not able to be present at the camp.