If you are not aware of netball principles and what it means to women here, you should watch the video below. It was made by the organization Mama Hope which regularly creates videos to overcome negative stereotypes that Africa is often connected with. The joy of the young women shows the sportive and social potential of this sport. Netball is also the most popular women’s team sport in Australia, Great Britain, New Zealand and South Africa.
Netball in Mwanza
Traditionally, netball is the most popular sport for women in Tanzania, although the number of clubs has sharply declined over the past two decades. Together with the local netball federation we want to work against this development. We will create new netball fields as part of our sports centers and build up organized clubs with youth structures. The interest among girls is huge and the Video above showed the sport’s potential.
We are looking for Netball Volunteers
On and off the playing grounds you can expect many unforgettable experiences. Hand-in-hand with the local netball federation, you will build up new clubs. For coaches, you will organize workshops to train them holistically in sportive, organizational and pedagogical matters. Beside supporting the girls here, you can also learn a lot from them for your own life. The Tanzanian culture emphasizes some important values that more and more get lost in so called “developed countries.”
Already a small donation can make a big difference. For e.g. 15 Euros we can buy a ball or get a step closer to a new field.