The foundation’s health team decided to reflect more deeply about sports and young people. After conducting a contextual analysis, they realised that in certain areas (such as the suburbs of major cities), girls and boys had uneven access to opportunities to practise sports, since most sports associations and organisations are designed for boys, and since teenage girls shoulder a disproportionate share of household responsibilities, leaving them little time for recreation. To address this issue, the foundation organised a special call for proposals on how to improve girls’ access to sports. As a result of the work supported, more girls are practising sports, and many of them are performing better in school as a consequence. Others report that as a result of practising sports, they are more respected by boys in the community, and that they now can do things they would never have done before.
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