Project “Equality in Sport” is being implemented by Softball Club Princ Zagreb. Activity began on November 11th, 2017, and will last for the next 12 months. The project involves two volunteers, where one is from Poland, and the other one is from Italy. Objectives of this project are: a promotion of active and sporting life; an intercultural dialogue between youth people and awareness of the problem of inequality in sports. The main objective is to promote sport as a tool to have an active and a healthy life.
The project focuses on themes like "healthy way of living", "health and well-being for youth" and "equal opportunities for all". Through the planned activities, the project will support solving the digital age problem where children play computer games and do not participate in sports and active life. Volunteers will participate in all club activities: summer and spring camps, training, workshops, presentations and other informal activities, etc.
The volunteers are mostly engaged in helping in all club activities, like running kids practices, organizing tournaments and camps. They organize and run Bee Ball in schools, make marketing plans for promotion of softball in Croatia. The girls also run projects like Inclusion of Gender Equality Trough Softball and the EVS project. The project is focused on gender equality in Sports, so our volunteers do research about gender equality in Sports in Europe and Croatia and promote it.
"I love to be a part of the EVS because it gave me the opportunity to do what I like the most and at the same time I can travel, get to know new people and grow as a person. This experience is great so far and I'm enjoying every second of it and I'm sure that at the end of it I will achieve my main goal for this experience: growing as a person and growing as a softball player and as a coach," said Elisa Lizza, the EVS Volunteer from Italy.
"I think the EVS is a great experience. It’s good to fit your project so be wise with your choice. I try and learn new things every single day and I can’t wait for more. I’m glad that this opportunity was given to me. I’m sure that at the end of my project I will get a lot out of it. Thank you," said Natalia Malarowska, the EVS Volunteer from Poland.
You can read more about project here .
And you can see girls in action - Bee Ball in local school .