THE business of sport continues as the Ministry of Sport and Community Development continues to adapt and deliver its mandate during the covid19 pandemic.
The ministry’s Pink Reign Campaign was re-launched on March 8 with the #GirlsRunTT virtual race challenge, which saw 340 women and girls selected to participate in the 70-Mile Walkers Challenge.
A ministry media release on Friday said, “The ministry is now embarking on another pillar of the campaign - a panel discussion series. Titled You Go Girl, the series will comprise of six engaging discussions with stakeholders in the sport industry and will run from May to September, 2021. The discussions will focus on critical issues impacting women and girls participation in physical activity and sport as a whole.”
According to the Minister of Sport and Community Development Shamfa Cudjoe, “Our ministry will continuously pivot to ensure that we actively, but safely promote sport development across TT. The latest covid19 guideline means that we adapt to the virtual space and press ahead.”
Each panel discussion will be live streamed on the ministry’s social media pages and final versions will be available on its YouTube channel. Further, there will be strict observance of all covid19 protocols for all events.
On May 12, the first panel discussion will be held called The Journey of a Million Miles: Tackling Non-Communicable Diseases in women and girls - Mental Health, Diet and Exercise.
On May 26 Fostering a Cultural Shift will be held, followed by Breaking the Cycle: Changing the Game on June 30.
On July 28 the series will continue with Countless Opportunities: Careers in Sport and August 25 Money Moves – Entrepreneurship and Business Development will be discussed. The series will close on September 22 with Becoming: Life Skills. All the sessions start at 1 pm.