Over 300 adolescent girls gathered at the Olympic Youth Development Centre to participate in our Goal Event in celebration of International Day of the Girl Child. The Theme ‘Empowering Adolescent Girls: Breaking the Cycle of Violence’ reflects the aim of the Goal Program that has sessions covering financial literacy, prevention of violence, rights and health.

The Goal Event participants were drawn from various sports associations including Handball, Volleyball, Basketball, Hockey, Martial Arts, Boxing, Football among others.

During the day, various sport stakeholders visited the event including the Ministry of Sport Permanent Secretary, IOC International Development officer, President of the National Olympic Committee and Patron of the Tuelings Award.

Goal Program was recognised and awarded a trophy for the Best Program on Youth Empowerment at the Tuelings Awards held on the same day by the Olympic Youth Development Centre.

Speaking at the Ceremony, OYDC Executive Director Mr. Clement Chileshe said the Goal Program was important to meeting the needs of young people and to the fulfilment of the mission of the OYDC.NOWSPAR is supported by Women Win and Standard Chartered to deliver Goal and this year has reached over 1,000 adolescent girls in schools and sports clubs.