Using the Power of Sports for Capacity Building, Women Empowerment & Livelihood Education Development! - Chonburi, Thailand, 2022 - 2025

19 August 2022

The RYTHM Foundation supported ASA Foundation Sports-based Capacity Building, Women Empowerment & Livelihood Education Development program is achieving SDGs 3, 4, 5 and 10 by improving the lives of vulnerable female youth and young adults based in Chonburi communities. These areas suffer from extreme poverty, crime with poor levels of health and education, and a lack of development.

Through engaging local schools and communities, we are using the power of sports to sustainably train, educate, empower and build the capacity of 60 female school teachers and community coaches together with over 10,000 female youth beneficiaries on important health, life skills, gender equality, women empowerment, upskilling and livelihood education over a 3 year period.

Phase 1 of the Training of Trainer (ToT) workshop program was recently held at the Amara Watersports Center in Jomtien, Chonburi for 20 female school teachers and community coaches (Team 1) who are now leading the training activities for their student groups while ASAF conducts weekly mentoring together with M&E activities. Phases 2 and 3 of the ToT workshop program for the next 2 groups of 20 female trainers (Teams 2 and 3) are scheduled for 2023 and 2024 respectively.

The sustainable program improves women empowerment, life skills, mental health and well-being, social cohesion, healthy behaviors and access to upskilling education while providing livelihood opportunities through the recruitment, training and employment of talented female trainers to become ASAF master trainers for future projects across Thailand.