Girls in Kabul playing Basketball © Georgina Nitzsche

Sport as Empowerment! Team sport is strengthening self-confidence and gives energy. For Afghan girls, Basketball is more than just exercise.

Girls Playing Basketball in Kabul ©Georgina Nitzsche

Afghanistan - Basketball for Girls in Kabul

Under the reign of the Taliban, girls were literally under “house arrest”. They have forgotten—or, worse, had never learnt—how to play sports or to move about. Girls have an enormous amount of catching-up to do concerning freedom of movement and self-confidence. Sports and games are an ideal way to build this balance. This project, which aims to create, introduce and monitor basketball as an educational leisure activity is being conducted in two girls’ schools in Kabul .   










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