NETBALL DEVELOPMENT TRUST
Making a Difference Through Netball
WHO WE ARE
A UK registered charity which delivers netball at grassroots level to children in some of the least developed regions of the world
We are a UK charity that uses netball as a tool to bring communities together, where we deliver 'sexual and reproductive health' awareness.
We typically work at grass roots in less developed countries, allowing children the freedom to play and have fun. We work with schools and projects in the community to help young people to become players, leaders, coaches and officials of the future.
We introduce the game of netball to boys and girls who lack access to sports facilities, opportunities, kit and equipment. The relationships they build with the coaches, then allows the delicate subjects sexual health to be discussed.
Our programmes run throughout the year, led by our wonderful volunteers, predominantly in Ghana, Kenya and Uganda. We have partners working hard in Pakistan, though the UK team has less contact with the team there.
Each year a NDT tour party visits the projects to upskill the volunteers, and celebrate the year’s success.
WHAT WE DO
Teaching and playing the game of netball to coaches and young people.
Offering life skills and positive pathways for everyone linked to NDT.
Delivering mental, physical, and sexual health education to empower young people to make better decisions.
Promoting gender equality across all aspects of our work.
We have worked in 131 schools across 8 villages and communities in Kenya, Uganda, Pakistan and India
By April 2021, NDT had reached over 14,420 children through netball, mental, physical and sexual health education.
97% of our income comes from generous donations. This income funds our sexual health educational programmes, sanitary product, netball kit and gear collections as well as community leader salaries.
9 of the girls who trained through our Kenyan programme went on to receive full sports scholarships