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Laureus Girls in Sport

Laureus Girls in Sport uses sport as an opening to discuss adolescent development, providing a healthy physical development programme. The programme offers opportunities for immigrant girls who have limited opportunities in sport and in their communities to interact with other girls while increasing their exposure to sport. 

Young girls around the world have reduced access to sport, and the dropoff rate rockets as girls enter their teenage years.  Laureus Girls in Sport uses sport as an opening to discuss adolescent development, providing a healthy physical development programme. The programme offers opportunities for immigrant girls who have limited opportunities in sport and in their communities to interact with other girls while increasing their exposure to sport. 

To expand the Girls in Sport camps, the DanceQweenz project was launched in autumn 2018 as part of the promotion of girls programme. This national dance project supports girls and young women without regard for their origin or social environment. Doing sport in the company of likeminded people is known to promote social integration, and DanceQweenz looks to emphasise this alongside developing social skills, promoting common goals, and strengthening the self-esteem of its participants. 

The objective is to involve more than 2,000 girls and young women in some 500 dance groups in 2019. DanceQweenz is a unique national project that is financed by the Laureus Foundation Switzerland and is planned and implemented by infoklick.ch, Child Care and Youth Empowerment Switzerland.