The Ardee Schools announced the launch of ‘The Ardee Girls in Sports (GIS)’, a first-of-its-kind national programme across all their schools with the aim of recognising and supporting their girl students to take up professional sports at the national and international level.
As a part of the programme, Ardee is pleased to announce their first ever Ardee GIS Ambassador, Katya Coelho, a class 12 student of The Ardee School Goa. Katya is part of the Indian contingent at the ongoing 18th edition Asian Games 2018 (August 20 to 30), at Jakarta, Indonesia. She will be participating in the wind surfing competition at The Asian Games.
Katya was the first Indian girl to represent India at Youth Olympic 2014, held in China. She won the bronze medal at the 34th SIM Open Asian Windsurfing Championship in Singapore.
Since then due to lack of support, Katya couldn’t fulfill her passion of serving for the country. As an ambassador of The Ardee GIS programme, Katya will be provided with financial aid and assistance for a period of three years to participate in international wind surfing competitions. This will ensure that she can focus on her sport and bring laurels to the country. During this period, she will also work in promoting professional sports for girls across schools in India.