What? Boxgirls South Africa works as a partner organization of Boxgirls International. Boxgirls International is a network of sports for development projects around the world using boxing as a catalyst for social change for women and girls. We work with our partner projects to deliver excellent coaching through club and school programs where woman and girls develop life skills, self-defense skills and take an active role in school and community leadership. As an advocacy organization Boxgirls International reaches out to decision makers in business, government and media to make the case for women’s sport, economic and social participation.
We seek out the most troubled areas to locate our projects and are very proud to be on the front line fighting gender based violence.
Where? Improve girls’ academic performance and motivation through after school leadership clubs. Increase girls’ ability to defend themselves against gender based violence. Support leadership development training for girls and young women. Provide advice and learning events to other NGOs, funders and governments on curriculum design, impact evaluation and child protection.
Outcomes? Empowered young girls within the Khayelitsha community who are not only equipped to defend themselves physically but also able to take on leadership roles and become positive role models to the younger generation.
Contact Boxgirls SA
Address: Cape Town Khayelitsha