To celebrate International Day of the Girl, the Chelsea Foundation recently delivered a day of activities to 40 young women at Stamford Bridge as part of our Premier League Changemakers programme.
International Day of the Girl takes place on 11 October every year and focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote their empowerment.
To mark the day, the Chelsea Foundation delivered two interactive workshops to young women aged between 12- to 15-years-old on digital technology and wellbeing to enhance the young women’s values, confidence and education.
Sports content creator Anita Abayomi joined the event and delivered a speech on her journey into the sport industry and to showcase what skills she has utilised to over come any barriers that she has faced.
The event was concluded with a stadium tour that had a focus on Chelsea Women and their success where participants had the opportunity to visit behind the scenes at Stamford Bridge and get up close with the Barclays FA Women’s Super League trophy and the FA Women’s League Cup.
Chelsea Foundation’s Building Bridges education officer, Alfie Butwell said: ‘Empowering young women is crucial. Providing opportunities for young women to come together allows us to build towards a united community where young women can reflect with each other to achieve their aspirations and dreams.’
Leonie Gilbert, head of year 7 at Fulham Cross Academy added: ‘This was a great opportunity for our females to celebrate who they are and their identities. They had great fun whilst learning in the heart of Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.’
If you would like to participate in our Changemakers programme, please contact Alfie.Butwell@chelseafc.com