These winter holidays Boxgirls South Africa kicked off a new holiday format of our girls’ leadership programme. 80 alumnae of our Boxgirls Afterschool Clubs from 6 different primary schools in Khayelitsha participated during the 6 days full-day programme. Our new format aims to deepen the life skill training of the Afterschool Clubs in combination with sport exercises, focusing on self-defence.
Freetime activities for girls in Khayelitsha during holidays are limited, which is why holidays can become a time of increased risk, especially for girls.
The Boxgirls Holiday Club offers a safe space to the participating alumnae, where they can deepen their leadership and violence negotiation skills together with girls from different primary schools.