Gendaball Steering Committee has dubbed its participation at the African Union gender equality summit as a good exposure for the sport in its quest to make strides both on local and international scenes.
A three-member gendaball committee compromising inventor, Francis Mwalabu and National Media Coordinator, Paul Kamanga was part of the delegation that attended the summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
“It was the fourth specialised technical committee on gender equality and women’s empowerment on the review of implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action 25 years after its adoption,” Kamanga said.
He said gendaball got the invitation because it was a sport for all.
“We were showcasing the sport, you know we are in the process of formulating structures while we market the sport internationally. People are really interested to know more about the sport. And the fact that it’s gender friendly and free for all, it’s a plus,” he said.
Kamanga also said gendaball delegation also made a presentation at the AU’s Innovators week.
“AU hosted the African Innovators week where we were also given a slot to make a presentation about the sport. We were accorded the chance to mount the board at the front of AU offices headquarters where several people attending several meetings embraced the sport,” he said.
Gendaball is a game of target-shooting using one hand to propel the ball towards the holes on the target board.