Anjana: empowering girls through football

by | Mar 8, 2022 | Gender equity, Peace education, Youth empowerment | 0 comments

Anjana is 23 years old and she is a coach involved in the Peacemakers Project at Naandi Foundation. « What I love about my job is that I can bring a smile to the faces of so many Nanhi Kalis (Nanhi Kali is a Hindi language term which means Little Bud/Flower and it refers to the underprivileged girls of the Nanhi Kali programme). When I see them playing with passion, I feel very happy. I met so many professional athletes through this programme, which I couldn’t even have imagined otherwise. The athletes I have met have inspired me a lot.I was always been interested in sports, but through this programme I was able to discover it in a new way. I want to learn a lot about football and other sports and I want to achieve a lot in the field. In the future, I want to become a very good coach so that I can teach to a maximum number of girls. »


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