One hundred girls to learn how to swim in 1 year!!! That is our goal for June 2020 - May 2021 thanks to The SOL Foundation.
This program seeks to use swimming as a tool to address women’s safety as there are growing concerns as women and children make up over 80% of the drowning case in Lamu. Whenever this is a boat that capsizes on Lamu, it is guaranteed that there will be no child or women survivors. A predominantly Muslim community, as the boys and men go out into the waters either to swim or to fish, the women remain in the households. Given that this is the only guaranteed mode of transport, water safety has been severely undervalued. Additionally, swimming is used as a tool for empowerment of young girls in decision making around sexual and reproductive health. Lamu County in one of the 15 counties that contributes to over 60% of maternal mortality, highest numbers of early childhood marriage and female genital mutilation. Pamoja seeks to use swimming as a tool to address women’s safety and empowerment around decision-making.
Now in its 12th year, the 2020 Beyond Sport Global Awards celebrates, supports, raises awareness and provides funding for ways sport is being used to help make the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a reality.
This 2020 Beyond Sport Collective Impact Award has a focus on gender equality. In its second year, this cutting-edge program will increase support and investment to a group of organisations to work together to share best practice and work through issues in real-time to create community-driven solutions to accelerate sustainable impact through sport.