Working with The South African Women and Sport Foundation – DCNF collected 281 pairs of Tekkies (trainers or sneakers in the western world) – they washed, sorted and redistributed to girls so they could play netball in ‘proper’ shoes.
This just one of the practical problems that DCNF have to solve as they grow netball in rural communities across South Africa. You can help!
DCNF relies on public donations in South Africa. They try to overcome some of the practical issues by providing netballs and goals (and shoes) but education is key to the success of empowering girls through netball into leadership.
NETBALLMoJo in Zulu will help raise profile, encourage more girls and help persaude locals to embrace netball into the community
The Women’s Sports Network (a UK-based not for profit) is seeking to get NETBALLMoJo translated into Zulu to attract girls into the DCNF programme and give mothers information on how they can help their daughters build netball into their families. We want the ZULU version to portray local girls benefiting from the confidence that netball offers. We want to reshoot the pictures using local models and change some of the context to make it more relevant to girls in sub-Saharan Africa.
Providing free translated copies of NETBALLMoJo will not only attract more girls but will help DCNF encourage village elders to engage with the programmes to grow stronger women via netball. They will also act as ‘calling card’ to support DCNF in attracting sponsors. Sponsors can help with hygiene programmes, sports kit and funds to train local women to coach in their communities.
"I'm 'gonna' skip my next cup of coffee to get more girls into netball"
Can you see yourself NOT doing this when you think how much joy netball has given you! You can skip that coffee to help crowdfund five thousand pounds (£5,000 GBP – almost 10k Rand ) will provide 1,000 copies of NETBALLMoJo (ZULU) – but more importantly it will raise the hopes of girls hoping to paly netball in Sub-Saharan Africa in the lead up to CapeTown2023.
You could donate £5 – the cost of your next coffee+ - and help empower girls through netball.
NB – there may be an incentive to give away NETBALLMoJo (in English to folk donating say £20 – to be decided once the crowdfunding organisation has been selected. (note to webmaster - remove before launch)
Dumisani Chauke Netball Foundation
South African Women and Sport Foundation
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