The Empowering Women and Girls through Sports Initiative’s 2013 calendar tipped off with the Senegal Sports Visitor basketball program. Working with U.S. Embassy Dakar, ECA selected twelve Senegalese teenage girls and two coaches to participate in this fast-paced 10-day basketball exchange. During their time in the U.S.—Washington, D.C. and Knoxville, Tennessee—the delegation engaged in a series of basketball clinics and sessions focused on teamwork and leadership. Throughout the program, the participants were able to describe their experiences as female athletes and coaches in Senegal as well as learn about sports opportunities for women in the U.S.
Sports Diplomacy and Senegal: Empowering Women and Girls through Basketball
March 11, 2013