Celebrating the Power of Sports


Ashoka Arab World & Nike
Cordially invite you to
a Sports Day
on the 28th of March 2009
Women’s Day
& our Sports for Gender Empowerment initiatve

At the Gezira Youth Center
(near Gezira Club, Zamalek)

On Saturday 28th of March
from 10 am to 2:30 pm

A sports attire is encouraged

RSVP: outreach@ashoka-arab.org
(+202) 25328586 – 23655336 – 25314775 – 25314779


Program of the Day
10:00 – 10:30 am Welcome address
10:30 – 11:00am Run
11:00 – 1:00pm Sports Competition and Games
1:00 – 2:00pm Presentation of program outcomes
02:00- 2:30pm Distribution of Sports Day prizes

What Ashoka Fellows said about the Program:

“After Sailing on their own, the girls became more self-reliant than ever”

“Through sports education, our social workers have been able to deliver messages to children on the most pressing issues they face on the street”

Yoga helped the women feel more grounded and get a sense of stability in their everyday life”

“Learning karate instilled a new found sense of security in street girls”

“Watching their daughters compete in a classically male sport, football, and win, parents started believing more in their girls”

“Thanks to aerobics our nurses love their jobs more as they no longer suffer backaches”

Hip Hop gave my girls and boys lots of self-confidence as everyone clapped to their show”


About the Ashoka – Nike Partnership

For the last two year Ashoka and Nike embarked on an experimental partnership with Ashoka Arab World Office to implement projects with Ashoka fellows under the theme “Sports as a tool for gender Empowerment” in the Arab World region.

Nike’s strong commitment to social responsibility and expertise in athletic endeavors make a partner in perfect alignment with Ashoka’s objectives in promoting sports for social change. Both Nike and Ashoka share a focus on
innovation and improving lives—a strong basis for continued work. The collaboration between Nike and Ashoka taps into the power of sports to create a significant positive impact on violence and discrimination against women.


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