When girls reach puberty in Malawi, traditionally women teach the girls how to seduce men using charms. These cultural practices promote immorality and increase the risk of HIV/AIDS and teen pregnancy. Having the girls engage in sports opens the door for us to challenge some of the practices, share the message of God’s grace, and warn against the spread and effects of HIV/AIDS and the dangers of teen pregnancy. As we emphasize physical fitness, spiritual fitness through a relationship with Jesus Christ remains our focus. We will also encourage the girls to stay in school and continue with their education.
• 4 sports kits for netball @$276 = $1104
• Net balls (10 balls) @ $51 each = $510
• Other equipment $229