Thursday 21 May 2015

India vs Australia: Aussie cricketers inspired by young women in Jharkhand

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Ranchi: Australian cricketers visited Yuwa, an NGO based in the city, that provides a platform through team sport for young women to gain confidence to make a change in their world.

The players took time out from their preparations for the third Test of the Tour of India, which begins here tomorrow, to engage with some inspiring young girls who hail from Jharkhand.

The girls who are part of Yuwa are rewriting their script – and it all starts with sport and education.

Australian players spent time in small groups hearing firsthand from the girls the challenges they have faced to get to where they are now with the help of Yuwa.

All 81 students from the school then gathered to share their experiences in sport and how it has benefited them before engaging in some light-hearted competition between the players and the senior girls' soccer team.

The event was managed in partnership with the Australian High Commission in India.