Giving girls the power to play.


What We Do

ActivateHer currently works with girls between the ages of 3 and 18, offering longitudinal programs for girls as they grow from children into young women.

       MoveHer Program: For girls aged between 3 and 7 which focuses on building the foundations of play through motor skills development and engaging in guided play.

PlayHer Program: A multi-sports oriented program which exposes girls from 8 to 12 to a range of different sports while learning health education and life skills.  

LeadHer Program: A high school program that engages with a variety of sports to teach functional fitness and develop leadership skills. LeadHer focuses on giving girls access to positive female role models and hosting intentional conversations around holistic health (physical, mental, social, emotional, and sexual). 

EmployHer Program: Our coaches development program to combat youth unemployment, which up-skills our coaches to enhance their job readiness and prepare them for future employment opportunities.

Why girls?

In South Africa it is not safe today to grow up as a girl.

  1 in 5 young women are exposed to gender based violence. 1 in 3 young women become pregnant before the age of 20. And young women contract HIV 2 times higher than young men.

Girls need safe spaces to be able to be themselves. This is where ActivateHer comes in.

Why sports?

Sports provide a platform to communicate, discuss, and engage with topics relating to girls’ development and growth- physically, mentally and emotionally.

Sports are also fun ways to get girls to be active and learn about their bodies, while being able to teach larger lessons about life through the medium of sports.


Want to Help? Get Involved!

Help us continue to give girls the power to play.

Have extra sporting equipment? Donate it!

Upcoming race on the calendar? Walk/Run/Cycle for ActivateHer.

Email and let’s connect!


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South Africa