ON the first weekend of December, My Arts international will be hosting the Hlanganani Corporate Games where SA Corporate sector will be united in support of the 16 Days of Activism against Women and Children Abuse.
This is in support of the national cause to unite in the fight against violence and abuse of our women and children. We use this occasion to renew our commitment to end brutal and dehumanising behaviour by some in our society. We all need to use this period to recommit our country to the inalienable human rights of women and children as we all have the power to bring about change at work, in our communities and families.
By bring the corporate sector together using sport to support this campaign , we are making a real difference in the campaign to reduce the incidence of violence against women and children. This is a way of seeing corporate world joining the struggle to end violence against women and children.
This is a popular mobilisation we are undertaking to reach the working class directly and show them that economic freedom in our life time must start with the freedom of women and children from violence and abuse.
Companies can register for Netball and/or Soccer and the games will be played on the first weekend of December (December 4 and 5).
The event will also include some entertainment as well as message of support for the 16 days of activism.
The 16 Days of activism for No Violence Against Women and Children is an awareness-raising campaign that takes place every year from November 25 (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) to 10 December (International Human Rights Day).
During this time, the nation is encouraged to support and respect women and children’s right. The campaign raises awareness of the NEGATIVE impact that VIOLENCE and ABUSE have on WOMEN and CHILDREN and to RID society of ABUSE PERMANENTLY.
The success of this campaign rests on our daily individual and collective actions to safeguard our society against this cycle of abuse.
The challenge starts when men abuse POWER and positions of authority in order to CONTROL women and children.
South Africans from all walks of life will remember that, at that time every year, people unite as a nation to observe the 16 Days of Activism on No Violence Against Women and Children.
The Hlanganani Corporate Games is hosted to bring SA working class and business sector together in a sporty and social environment to build nation through social cohesion while sending a strong message in support of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children.
About 50 teams are expected to participate in the 3 categories of the tournament (Soccer, Netball, 5-aside soccer).
This Corporate event is used for social cohesion, to connecting and inspiring the working class through soccer for males and netball for females. It also demonstrates the value of team sports for health and social benefits, and performs outreach and network in the business community.
Companies can also use this event as their respective year end function as well provide DJs and braai facilities This tournament will raise funds for the support of a Netball Academy to be operational in 2016 where 60 young ladies and 20 schools will benefits from not only netball development activities but with life orientation and career development.
The DNA for all (Netball Academy) is to offer an opportunity for all potential netball stars to explore and excel in all aspects of netball . The Academy will provide development programs aimed at different levels and ability of players in all stages of skills and vital aspects such as ball skills, attitude, concentration, fitness, nutrition, sportsmanship, rules, etc.
Targeted at the development of the junior netball players, the program runs throughout the year.
The Academy will focus on:
Helping to increase player’s netball skills
Developing the passion for netball and confidence
Creating a solid fundamental training: i.e. ball handling, passing, catching, hand eye coordination, goal shooting skills, peripheral vision and techniques
Bringing Fitness and strength programs to enable players to play, compete and shine which will include footwork and running methods to reduce injuries, simple, quick and easy warm up methods so that a players body is ready to play, food suggestion and tips so her body is fuelled up and ready for maximum temperature.
The 60 Participants will also be trained on coaching and umpiring so they can help the 20 schools in improving Netball skills.