Joannie Rochette wants to do dream girls

News 14 July, 2017
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    Joannie Rochette.

    Lore Baudrit

    Friday, 14 July, 2017 18:34

    Friday, 14 July, 2017 18:34

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    MONTREAL | ambassador for the organization Right To Play Joannie Rochette took the floor during a humanitarian trip to Ghana to attempt to demonstrate the important role and crucial that women can play in their community.

    The former figure skater was accompanied in Africa the minister of international Development and la Francophonie, and Marie-Claude Bibeau, in the context of the new policy feminist international assistance of the Canada.

    “The girls have access to school, but often, they stay at home to help with household chores, or for agriculture, said Rochette, during a telephone interview. Go to their encounter as an athlete, it is to show them that they can dream about other things. I try to give them images to show them that it is possible and that they can have the choice.”

    Rochette took advantage of his stay to visit projects supported by the government of Canada, but it also allowed him to understand the challenges facing the african continent.

    “I was able to visit many of the programs and see how sport and games can be used in teaching,” explained the Montreal.

    “It is amazing to see the techniques of the teachers for managing to keep the concentration of children, while it is so hot in the classrooms.”

    The minister Bibeau gives the example

    The new policy for Canada’s international aid feminist to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls was launched on 9 June last, and the minister Bibeau travelled to Ghana to meet the people who benefit from the programs of Canada.

    “I didn’t know the minister Bibeau before the trip and I found it really outstanding, confessed the former athlete of 31 years. She speaks with her heart, she has a lot questioned women to understand their reality and to know if the actions of Canada were moving things forward.”

    “We also participated in a soccer game, a mixed development where the minister has not hesitated to play. Play girls and boys together has a very great significance in Ghana, as they don’t mix usually.”

    The soccer player Kaylyn Kyle, she is also an ambassador for Right to Play and the bronze medal at the London olympics in 2012, was also on the trip.