Protsahan Girl Champions prove their mettle, winning 16 Gold & 7 Silver medals at the Delhi District Martial Arts Championships, 2019.
Self-Defence training has proved to be pivotal for Protsahan Girl Champions. Based on the feedback we received from our girls, getting trained in mixed martial arts greatly improved their self-confidence, communication skills, and their physical health. In last-mile communities, a girl child is often suppressed, told to keep quiet, be in the background and discouraged from going to school and studying. When she gets the opportunity to learn self-defence, she primarily gains self-confidence and believes that she doesn’t need to depend on others for her own safety. We saw our Girl Champions instil this belief in themselves and the younger ones around them.
Many of them feared walking to school every morning due to recurrent eve-teasing by men and boys. Post their training in martial arts, they came back to share that they are not scared anymore and will make sure that if there are any instances of eve-teasing around them, they will share with trusted adults and not stay quiet in such situations.