By: Hriddhima Agarwal and Akshita Paudel 

‘She Runs’ is a global sports event organized by the International School Sport Federation (ISF), and hosted in Belgium, Brussels, from 12th-17th September, 2022. The program promotes women’s empowerment and advocacy through sports activities and school awareness programs. It also promotes active participation among female students, leadership platforms, and opportunities through different activities for them. As a full member school of ISF, students from Premier International IB Continuum School will be taking part in this event. On 26th July, 2022 there was an orientation program conducted for interested students to guide them through how the event would be structured. The orientation was held on the 5th floor of the school’s main building, the program started at 4:30 p.m. and ended at 6:00 p.m.

Mr. Raj Kumar Karki, one of the Executive Members of ISF and Secretary General of Nepal School Sports Federation (NSF), visited the school to inform the parents of every aspect of the program. He also took the time to explain in detail the importance of the program and its aim to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment. Furthermore, Ms. Kanchan Mary Pradhan, the school’s Vice Principal and Primary Years Program’s Coordinator, further discussed the ‘She Runs’ program. The orientation continued with Mr. Kazu Singh Thakuri, the Extra-Curricular Activity (ECA) and Co-Curricular Activity (CCA) coordinator, and Ms. Prateema Pandey talking about their experience in France in collaboration with ISF and how it was a remarkable experience for the students and the teachers. 

This was followed by a question-and-answer session, where the parents shared their concerns and put their inquiries regarding the program, this was followed by a high-tea for the parents. The ‘She Runs’ event is an opportunity for women and girls to be involved in mainstream sports affairs and promotes awareness about girls’ physical health and fitness. Hence, a groundbreaking project that works on empowering women, promoting gender equality, and helping girls to obtain useful skills. It is a great opportunity that has been provided by ISF to female students.