The Ihorombe Rugby Academy project aims to promote the empowerment of girls with a programme of development education through rugby in the Ihorombe region of Madagascar.
The project’s main activities consist of educational rugby sessions, regular gender awareness raising sessions, organisation of socio-sporting events and training courses for young educators and community teachers in the Satrokala and Andiolava schools.
This project aims to contribute to three sustainable development goals:
- Achieving good health for all and promoting well-being for all, at all ages.
- Ensuring equal access to quality education for all and promoting lifelong learning opportunities. In particular, our programme contributes to the promotion of gender equality, a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and the contribution of culture to sustainable development through sports education.
- Contributing to gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls through the dissemination of educational programmes, offered in a mixed gender setting. The overall objectives are also in line with the dynamics of the UNESCO Kazan Action Plan and the African Union’s 2030 Agenda on Sport for Development.