Layana de Souza

 

COUNTRY:

Brazil 

SDGs:

#3 Good Health and Well-Being
#4 Quality Education
#5 Gender Equality

#8 Decent Work and Economic Growth
#10 Reduced Inequalities
#16 Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

IOC YL bio:

Layana is a former student-athlete who played basketball in the USA. She earned a bachelor's and master’s degrees related to Sport Administration/Management and worked as Sport Information Coordinator for basketball in the Rio 2016 OCOG. Layana benefited firsthand from the power of sports. Now, she wants to pay it forward.

PROJECT:

Changing the Score

Changing the Score was built on the belief that sport has the power to change the world. It uses basketball as a means to provide underprivileged boys and girls opportunities to develop competencies that will contribute to their character building. Therefore, they will be better equipped to break down barriers and deconstruct stereotypes that prevent them from having a decent quality of life. The program offers free basketball lessons three times a week and extracurricular activities.

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