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Battle Of The Sexes

Building Self-Esteem through Sports

When you engage children in sports, you are not just helping them experience the fun of being part of a team, making new friends, learning new skills and getting some physical activity, you are also constructing their self esteem.”

A positive self-esteem is key to the well-being of children. Children who have a positive self-esteem are better able to cope with the wins and losses in life. When you engage children in sports, you are not just helping them experience the fun of being part of a team, making new friends, learning new skills and getting some physical activity, you are also constructing their self esteem.

In April 2008, ICEN partnered with Osu Presbyterian Girls School and Osu Presbyterian Boys School for our first ever Boys vs. Girls football match in Accra Ghana. In this friendly match, the girls came out champions with 4 goals to 3 winning the coveted donation of new sporting equipment from ICEN to support the continuation of sporting activities at Osu Presbyterian Girls School.

ICEN’s President Adwoa Barwuah and local Ghanaian Musician Wanluv Kubolor , talked with students from both schools about translating the benefits of sports into lifetime benefits. Students were excited and engaged in a candid discussion about self-esteem, self confidence and gender stereotypes. Reinforcing ICEN’s Motto, “You Can if You Think You Can,” students were encouraged to always picture success, and pursue their dreams.