This project aims to encourage sports and exercise among women living in the city’s priority policy neighborhoods, with the view that sports foster social bonds, wellness and self-reliance. Addressing the obstacles to playing sports will facilitate social integration and even job placement for the participants, who will be coached for several months by the staff at seven CIDFF outposts.
Fondation CHANEL is supporting this pilot project that will educate women in priority neighborhoods about the benefits of exercise and available activities and introduce them to a sport. The program will reinforce their place in the urban fabric, help them identify solutions to improve access to sports in their city and foster social integration. The target neighborhoods are located in the cities of Roubaix, Limoges, Evreux, La Roche-sur-Yon, Vaulx-en-Velin, Nogent-sur-Oise and Aubervilliers.
Founded in 1972, the CNIDFF coordinates a network of 106 centers whose mission is to educate women and families about their rights and to support them with employment, fighting violence, parenting and health. The network comprises 1,422 local information desks.