Our grant supported the cost of a sport and exercise programme to encourage participation in sport and physical activity at all levels for young BME women aged 17-24.
A young 16 year old women, Donya, originally from Iran moved to Scotland at the age of 9 and could not speak any language other than her mother tongue, Farsi. Whilst she entered mainstream schooling and began to learn English she still finds it challenging to communicate in English. Since being involved with SEMSA she has broaden her skills, received first aid training and completed a jog leader course. Her next step is to facilitate a jogging network. Donya, 16: “Through the vehicle of sport I have increased confidence levels, self esteem, developed new skills and had the opportunity to make new friends.”