CAUSINDY 2015 delegate, Paul Mead has secured a grant from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) for a bilateral baseball tournament. Paul is part of a team spearheading an exciting Australia-Indonesia sports initiative called Diamonds in the Rough – now funded by DFAT. This exciting new bilateral baseball competition will promote sports to young women from both countries. A particular focus of the event is to showcase how sport can empower women to address domestic violence. The competition is bring coordinated through Baseball Australia and the Aussie Hearts International Womens Baseball Program. Overall, it is hoped that the initiative will help improve bi-lateral relationships between Australia and Indonesia, create sport development opportunities,advance gender equity (including developing women as leaders), promote trade and tourism opportunities, and contribute to social cohesion.
The CAUSINDY team is excited to support the Diamonds in the Rough initiative and will be providing strategic support. CAUSINDY is looking for support from its network (particularly those in Jakarta) who can help guiding the Australian delegation with some local knowledge, helping to promote the program and recruit a cohort of participants, introducing the delegation to the right people and helping to make a difference. If you are keen to be part of this, please email Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org