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lana commented on Health Leave (not just 'sick' leave)

This is a very innovative idea. As many companies look favourably upon learning and development, 'health' programs, or leave, could complement the training that we take to skill up. If we are expected to undertake, for example, 20 hours training a year as part of our skill development, likewise we could be expected to take additional 10 hours for health development activities. After all, to be productive in our jobs we need to be reassured that our well-being is supported by our organisation.

You have an incredible story about engaging girls in sport and having them benefit from 'whole person' education. This kind of 'non-formal' education (learning team-building and leadership skills) is just as important, if not more so, than the formal education. The 'train a coach' approach is a powerful way of ensuring that Soccer Without Border scales and reaches more girls sooner. Also, once the girls are engaged with this program, there is potential for them to act as advocates for this movement / education, as they started to do with the counseling unit. I hope your program will receive the needed support and resource to provide more opportunities to girls for them to grow into confident young women.