Girls Skateboarding Initiative

Organisation

Projekts MCR

Beneficiary Country

United Kingdom

Funding theme

Gender justice

Start Date

September 12th 2017

Amount Awarded

£139,718

End Date

November 1st 2019

Projekts and Greater Manchester Youth Network will use skateboarding to tackle negative gender stereotyping within the sport and more widely.

Together, they will introduce girls to the sport, teaching them how to skate and then training them as community reporters.

The aim is to build confidence, resilience, personal development and encourage healthy choices through leadership courses and hard media skills training.

The partnership will also address the underrepresentation of women and girls in skateboarding and give them a voice on other issues in their lives.

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