Positive steps were taken by the Futsal Association of Uganda(FAU) to promote the Women’s game in the country.
Mentoring and Empowerment Programme for Young Women( MEMPROW) hosted the association to a two day training workshop where advocacy meetings were held to promote a safe haven for women in sports.
MEMPROW is a national human rights feminist organisation that began in 2008. It powers adolescent girls and young women aged 14-29 years to expand their aspirations, strengthen their voice and exercise more choices.
FAU Executive Committee member, Qulthum Najjuma represented the association has said that the training has been refreshing for everyone involved.
“From the discussions and information shared by all participants we need to work hand in hand to make sure that more women get involved in sports because there is a lot of potential”, she says.
She also says that the association is carrying out community activities encouraging more girls and parents because of the belief that they play a vital role in supporting their girls.
FAU chairman says that there are plans to get more women involved in the sport with the plans.
” We are looking at working with different schools to form girl teams that will be prepared in the league and later a women’s national team”, he says.