Join us in giving girls the opportunity to run the world.
ActivateHer is a sports development programme based in Khayelitsha, South Africa which provides girls between the ages of 3 and 14 with exposure to sports to promote health and empowerment. ActivateHer creates a setting for girls to understand their bodies, work together in teams, and improve comprehension of English and math, all while playing various sports and getting active.
With high rates of gender-based violence and increasing childhood obesity that are disproportionately affecting girls and young women, ActivateHer provides a safe space for girls to learn their rights, become empowered and confident, and develop healthy lifestyle choices as they transition into young women.
Furthermore, ActivateHer provides opportunities for young women who are currently studying sports management or education, to gain practical work experience as an ActivateHer coach. Due to the current youth unemployment rate in South Africa being 38%, exposure to work opportunities before graduation makes these young women more attractive to future employers and further prepares them for the workforce.
Together with you we are working to develop a community of changemakers to support ActivateHer's initiative of providing sports development to girls in South Africa. We want YOU to join us in building a healthy and active society of empowered girls and women, both here in South Africa and around the world.
Are you a running gal?
Or a psychedelic cyclist?
Maybe you're a gym bunny?
Or a zen yogi?
Whatever fitness outlet you prefer, you too value the importance of sport in improving your overall health and wellness. Now it's time to pay it forward and give more girls and young women the opportunity to benefit from these special fitness powers.
Now its time to get your girl gang (or female supportive males) together and get fundraising to give more girls the power to play. Log miles, get strong and raise funds for ActivateHer through sharing our work with your networks and challenging them to support ActivateHer's work!
Your support of ActivateHer will allow for more girls to have the opportunity to participate in our school based programmes that teach girls about sports, life skills, and a healthy lifestyle, all to help them stay on the trajectory of becoming the next generation of female leaders.
Now channel your inner Beyoncé and lets start making change!