From June 6th to June 12th, the FLOT family gathered for a first physical meeting in the occasion of the 27th TAFISA World Congress in Portorož, Slovenia.
The FLOT mentees led a special parallel session during the Congress focusing on “Empowering the Female Sport for All Leaders of Tomorrow”. The session was moderated by Tinka Leskovec (FLOT mentee) where it only had FLOT participant speakers, highlighting the value and necessity of such programmes which offer empowering opportunities for women to develop and grow within the sport sector.
The session further provided an opportunity for the mentees to present their individual projects via a poster presentation. As part of the FLOT project, each mentee was tasked with designing their own project relating to Sport for All which they executed with the guidance and support of their mentors and project partners. Find out more about Mentees’ projects here.
As part of the Congress, Anna Mguni (FLOT mentor) joined a panel discussion during the morning plenary session where all panellists shared about the current situation and priorities in their region of the world, pointing out how programmes, approaches and inteventions need to be tailored to the specific circumstances in which they are implemented. In the afternoon, Katongo Bwalya (FLOT mentor) and Kaija Ruck (FLOT mentor) were invited to moderate two of the main sessions.
On the evening of 9 June, participants of the 27th TAFISA World Congress joined the TAFISA Awards Ceremony and acclaimed the global Sport for All Movement’s leaders and trailblazers. All FLOT mentees were presented with the prestigious Anita Ghosh award which is presented to women who have done an outstanding contribution towards the empowerment of women and girls in Sport for All in challenging environments.
TAFISA wishes to thank the FLOT Family who have remained motivated and committed throughout the project!