‘Mum’s a hero’ – brings women together with basketball


‘Mum’s a hero’ program brings women together with basketball in Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea and Fiji.

Isildo Thilman, Secretary General of the Federacao Nacional De Basquetebol Timor-Leste said a group of young coaches saw the program as a chance to help women with a sport they love.

The program empowers women to challenge gender stereotypes.

“There is already a change happening in Timor with many of the ‘Mum’s a Hero’ coaches being women. These young women are breaking the tradition of staying at home to cook and clean.

“It’s great to have so many women coaches. They will make the women participating feel welcome. They will all be role models for young people in the community,” said Isildo.

Read more on the International Basketball Federation’s website.