PLAY it DREAM it Nominated for Diversity and Inclusion Awards
FAME Foundation is thrilled to announce that we have been shortlisted for the International Sports Awards 2021 under the category ‘Diversity and Inclusion Award’ for moving sports towards acceptance and diversification.
The project we put in for the award is the PLAY it DREAM it initiative. It is an initiative of FAME foundation using sports as a tool to educate the girl-child, reduce the occurrences of child marriages, and increase the participation of females in sports while improving their overall health and well-being. The initiative, officially launched in 2019, works toward the actualization of SDGs 3, 4, 5, and 10.
The target persons were girls in vulnerable groups – IDPs and those in rural areas, who are prone to experience more dangers because of their lack of resources, in terms of basic living needs, education, and awareness. This project is using sporting activities to empower and mentor girls, as well as educate them on embodying male-centered roles such as sport, which, throughout the years has been seen as a ‘boy’ activity.
This curriculum-based initiative has mentored about 200 girls on the basic education they lacked due to poor living conditions and access to school education; this included leadership sessions, hygiene, self-awareness, life skills, empowerment skills, and psycho-social support.
Through sporting activities and games, PLAYit DREAMit encourages girls’ participation in sports, thus promoting gender equality and reduced inequalities by allowing girls in vulnerable groups to participate in sports. It sensitizes girls on the dangers surrounding child marriage, creating a safe space that acts as a form of engagement; advocates for the prioritization of girls’ education and formulates policies that will help girls access quality education; formulate strategies that can be properly used to include girls’ participation in sports; promotes a healthy lifestyle and mental wellbeing; creates a platform in sport for girls to develop self-confidence and self-worth, and overall empower them for a brighter future.
The awards will be hosted by the International Sports Convention, the meeting place for the business of sport. The final winners will be announced on December 22, 2021, on the ISC platforms.
Our most sincere appreciation goes to the International Sports Convention for nominating us for such a prestigious award, and to all PLAY it DREAM it Partners, for supporting the project.
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LinkedIn: @International Sports Convention