APS - 26 January 2021
ALGIERS-Secretary of State for Elite Sports, Salima Souakri, launched Tuesday in Algiers, the first edition of the project "Tinhinan," for the training of technical and administrative women.
Funded by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and part of the promotion of women's sports, this project includes 100 former sportswomen from different provinces, especially in the south of the country: Adrar, Tindouf, Illizi, Touggourt, In Salah, Tamanrasset, Ouargla, Ghardaïa, El Bayadh, Béchar, but also M'sila, Naâma, Tissemsilt, Souk Ahras, Laghouat, Khenchela, Tébessa, Médéa, Chlef, Annaba, Relizane, Saïda, Tizi-Ouzou, Bouira and Algiers.
In her opening speech, the Secretary of State for Elite Sport said that "this project aims to strengthen and promote women's sports in Algeria, through the training of 100 women technically and administratively in different professions, as well as their support in the creation of sports structures for women."
"I launched this project, the first of its kind in Algeria, after receiving a grant from the IOC following my distinction of the prize +woman and sport 2020+. The project was named Tinhinan, in reference to the queen of the Tuareg tribes, an intelligent woman known for her courage, her fighting spirit, her attachment to the values of authenticity and the history of the region," she added.
"This project aims to support former sportswomen to get a job after the end of their career and to increase the presence of women in sports structures, in addition to the creation of a female sports elite," she concluded.