On the sidelines of the Women’s Football World Cup, organized in Australia and New Zealand and in which the Atlas Lionesses take part, the NGO Tibu Africa announces the launch of the 2nd edition of the Girls CAN.
This initiative aims to support girls and women in NEET situations towards empowerment and professional integration and to support the debate on the promotion of sport as a real means of equity and empowerment, says the NGO.
This innovative project aims to support girls and women in NEET situations by equipping them with the technical, behavioral and entrepreneurial skills necessary for their personal and professional success, in order to help them develop activities with a strong social impact and that create economic value through sport.
This year, the launch of the 2nd edition coincides with the organization of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, an international event that highlights the talent and determination of girls and women in sport.
As part of the launch of this 2nd promotion, Tibu Africa had the pleasure of inviting the members of its ecosystem to take part in the screening of the Germany-Morocco match which was held on July 24 at the premises of the platform for socio-economic inclusion of young people through sport in Ouled Azzouz in the presence of the Governor of the province of Nouaceur.
This screening represents a unique opportunity to celebrate women’s sport together and to support the Moroccan national team in its quest for victory. The screening of this match is accompanied by fun and educational activities, and is a valuable opportunity to raise awareness among the general public about the importance of gender equality in sport and to promote the participation of girls and women in all aspects of society.
For Mohamed Amine Zariat, Ashoka Fellow and President of the NGO Tibu Africa, “The Girls CAN initiative recognizes the untapped potential of young girls and women and aims to prepare them to thrive and become agents of change within their communities. This initiative encourages them to use sport as a lever to develop their self-confidence, their leadership and their entrepreneurial spirit. We strongly believe that these girls can reach new heights and fulfill their aspirations.”
As a reminder, the first edition of the Girls CAN Initiative enabled:
• The professional integration of more than 85% of participating girls and women benefiting from the Girls CAN Initiative in sports-related professions,
• The resumption of school for nearly 70% of beneficiaries through the 2nd Chance – New Generation schools program,
• Launch of 5 initiatives and projects dedicated to the emancipation of girls and women in the regions,
• Ambition to include the Girls CAN Initiative as a best practice in boosting the human capital of girls and women through sport and duplicate it in other regions of Morocco and other countries in Africa with CAF and FIFA.
During this 2nd edition, 240 young girls in NEET situations will have access to specialized training and workshops focused on sport, as well as mentoring and networking opportunities. They will be supervised by a team of experts and seasoned professionals, who will guide them throughout their journey towards empowerment and employment.