Goal coach Pallavi Gaikwad a huge hit at CGI

Pallavi Gaikwad, a netball coach and youth leader from Naz Foundation in India delivered Women Win’s ‘Pitch for Partnerships’ speech on the CGI main stage.

Her speech highlighted the value of sports as a tool for positive social change in the lives of girls and explored ways to mainstream such programmes among existing development efforts. But more than anything, her presence made an irrefutable case for the role sport can have in improving a girl’s confidence, communication, strength and power. Pallavi is not exploited, oppressed or anemic like media often portrays young Indian girls – she is a leader and a force for change.

Watch Pallavi’s speech here (Pallavi’s pitch starts at 08:06)

Hear Pallavi tell her own story of empowerment through sport on Women Win’s Vimeo channel

Pallavi Gaikwad speaking at CGI!

Pallavi Gaikwad speaking at CGI!

Pallavi running a Goal ToT in Bangladesh.

Pallavi running a Goal ToT in Bangladesh.

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