Let's Play Fair!
Let’s Play Fair (LPF) is KPI’s core, mixed-gender program that uses sport to help girls and boys find deeper ways to work, play and live together in a manner that is respectful, equitable, fair and just.
LPF, a year-round community-based gender equity program, combines sport with interactive discussions to shift attitudes, behaviors and social norms between girls and boys aged 7-18. LPF is based on an understanding that in order to empower girls, boys must play a meaningful role in the process so both genders understand how each contribute to a healthy community.
- Participants meet twice weekly for intentional programming focused around a specific theme and sport over six weeks.
- LPF expertly incorporates our 5 Fair Play Skills of respect, moral courage, opportunity, community and contribution throughout all aspects of program while always using the Olympic Values of excellence, friendship, and respect (fair play) as our foundational values of how we conduct ourselves both inside and outside the program.
- Off the field, LPF supports educational achievement by covering school expenses for participants and offering English language instruction.
It’s gender equity like you’ve never seen it before. Let’s Play Fair’s original programming is multi-sport, mixed gender, rurally based and thoughtfully embedded for long-term adoption within a community.
All Girls United
All Girls United (AGU) supplements our proven LPF program, and provides girls with additional space and skill building to delve deeper into key issues such as sexual and reproductive health, sexual harassment, gender-based violence, and negative gender stereotypes.
- Gender-specific leadership training
- Healthy living and women’s rights training, delivered in partnership with local NGOs, KASHA, Resonate and Health Development Initiative
- Education support that includes English language tutoring for girls as well as education for parents on the value and long-term impact of girls education
- Holiday camps that offer both our KPI girls and girls from other sport-for-development organizations the space to come together, share experience and knowledge, and work on personal projects to help increase self awareness and build confidence and peer-education skills. KPI holds three holiday camps per year for both KPI and non-KPI girls.
Fair Play Community Days
Sundays are Fair Play Community Day! Each week we hold an event open to the community to foster dialogue and positive social cohesion. Kids, parents, and community leaders come together to participate in activities such as inclusive fair play sports; parent/children group discussions that apply the fair play values to daily life; and educational sessions delivered by outside experts and focused on topics like gender-based violence, education, public health, genocide education and prevention, peace-building, and girl’s/women’s empowerment.
Community Days are the bridge between our organized programming and the outside community. Our KPI kids share lessons of the week with community members with the support of coaches. This ensures participants are in a safe environment when new norms/ new ideals are challenged.
With the goal of building a better community with a bigger purpose, our programs embrace and teach the Fair Play Skills of: Respect, Community, Contribution, Opportunity and Moral Courage.
Gender Equity Coaches are at the center of our program. Everything a coach, thinks, says and does shapes the players, the program and the community. Our one-village-at-a-time approach builds individuals as coaches to deliver interactive activities that help youth participants advance sport and leadership skills as they learn how to better understand each gender’s contributions, both on and off the field.
With the goal of ensuring local ownership and sustainability of programs, KPI recruits and trains local community members aged 25-35 as Coaches. Each Coach receives intensive and interactive sport and gender equity training from Boston-based Edgework Consulting. Many of these Coaches are local school teachers, which further contributes to programs seamlessly becoming a part of village life. KPI has works closely with partner schools and helps support with a quarterly giving program.
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