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Muna Mohamed

Program Coordinator, Girls on the Run, Upper Midwest, USA

Muna Mohamed is the co-founder of the Cedar Riverside Community Travelling Basketball Program (CRCTB), which housed the first ever AAU traveling basketball for Muslim female athletes. As a coach, she focuses on providing culturally-tailored sport program for East African girls. Currently, she is working on her starter up, Modest and Active, which will provide a provide modest active wear line that inspires women and girls to participate in an active lifestyle without comprising cultural and religious values. Muna is inspired to use coaching as a mechanism to empower young girls to engage in sports, and to be an active role model off and on the basketball courts. Muna took part of in a community-based research project 'The Impact of Culturally Sensitive Apparel Co-Design Project on the Physical Activity of East African Adolescent Girls', which designed and created culturally appropriate active wear for East African girls. She helped to initiate the creation of the first-ever sports uniform for Muslim girls. Muna received her Masters of science in kinesiology at the University of Minnesota. Prior to her studies, she was a youth basketball coach in the Cedar Riverside community.

 

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