“Empowering Through Play: EMDEF Advancing Women in Esports and Gaming through trainings”

In a bid to elevate women’s participation in esports and video gaming, the Extra Mile Development Foundation and Rise Together led an impactful gaming training session held at Chibavi Gaming Zone, aimed aimed at honing the coaching skills of Mchengautuwa and Mzuzu Technical College gaming club mentors.

Focusing on popular titles such as FIFA 24, The Way Out, Fast Furious, and Need for Speed, this session aimed to elevate coaching skills and knowledge across diverse gaming genres and digital literacy.

Chisomo Nkhoma, the Project Lead, highlighted the commitment to boosting gaming expertise while emphasizing the importance of teamwork. Coaches dived into advanced gaming techniques, refining their expertise and understanding of diverse gameplay strategies.

Mentors pausing after the sessions

“We strive to build a community that embraces diversity and inclusivity in eSports. Equipping coaches with advanced skills enables them to better mentor upcoming talents,” mentioned Nkhoma.

Olipa Zunda echoed the sentiment, emphasizing the project’s goal of creating an environment where collaboration thrives. “Our aim is to foster a space where everyone, regardless of gender, feels empowered and capable,” said Zunda.

With a keen focus on harnessing the potential of women and girls in eSports, the Extra Mile Development Foundation is setting a standard for inclusivity and empowerment in the gaming community. In an era where eSports is gaining immense popularity, initiatives like this play a pivotal role in leveling the playing field and ensuring equal opportunities for all gaming enthusiasts