We believe that your place of birth, ethnicity, race, gender, background, financial circumstances or level of privilege should have no bearing on your access to sport or any of its opportunities. equitysport works in partnership with community sports clubs, non-profit organisations, governing bodies and academic institutions all over the world, with a particular focus on sub-Saharan Africa to advance equality, diversity and equal opportunity across the global sporting ecosystem.
EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES
equitysport mentoring and internship programmes match those aspiring to work in all levels of sport in low-income countries with highly experienced and accomplished mentors around the world.
Using our platform, ongoing support and remote and in-person training, they work together one-to-one for an initial 12 months to share new perspectives, develop their potential, build new skills and equip them with the tools to deliver transformational sports development initiatives in their locality.
equitysport also provides bursaries and grants to cover the costs of formal qualifications and training in subjects relating to their professional practice in order to equip them with the tools, and qualifications required to secure employment and effectively deliver services in traditionally under-served communities around the world.
Do you currently work in elite or professional sport? Why not become an equitysport mentor? Sign up HERE.
RESEARCH, ADVOCACY & CAMPAIGNING PROGRAMMES
Through strategic research partnerships, analysis of our impact and both quantitative and qualitative studies involving the projects with which equitysport are associated, we expose the barriers and reveal the opportunities facing sports development in the Global South. We work hard to build the case for a global sporting ecosystem that helps sport thrive across the world in fairer, more equitable, and more inclusive ways.
We achieve this by undertaking, supporting, facilitating and disseminating research into the scale, causes and effects of inequality and inequality of opportunity in sport. We also study the most impactful, sustainable and relevant mechanisms to reduce inequality and promote equality of opportunity in global sport. We publish the results of such research to the public at large in support of promoting free-form development at all levels in the most accessible manner possible.
equitysport supports a global network of supporters, advocates and activists who work to raise awareness of our cause, and our collective work to help reduce inequality and promote equality of opportunity in sport within their locality. We achieve this by providing and promoting commentaries, responses, and insights from a diverse group of stakeholders to major inequality issues facing all levels of global sport and sports development. Informed by the latest data and research available, we share this across social media and through regular communications with our supporters and our global network.
equitysport pro-actively seeks organisations, groups and individuals of influence from across the world to co-operate and partner with, in order to push the reduction of inequality and the promotion of diversity and true equality to the top of the global sports agenda.
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