In Kenya we work with poor communities or families, where most children have grown up in extreme poverty, lacking nutrition, sanitation, healthcare, and education. For these disadvantaged youths, the opportunity to engage in organized sporting activities is extremely limited. Sadly, girls have less access than boys and poverty levels, domestic expectations, cultural traditions, and stereotypes often result in them facing discrimination both on and off the pitch. We would want to be one of the biggest organizers of women’s football across Nairobi and beyond, works hard to challenge these barriers to sport and society. Through partnering with institutions like yours, our Football Programme will provide grassroots footballing opportunities to over 1000 women and girls to educate, motivate, and empower them to build brighter futures.
Our coaches use culturally and contextually- appropriate activities and group discussions to encourage players to rethink false stereotypes about women and challenge traditional gender roles that they may have grown up learning. We empower girls to aim high and achieve their ambitions in the face of equality and discrimination. To reinforce this, topics are taught to both girls and boys teams within our programme and we ensure that girls and boys work together during group games and activities to learn from each other’s skills and ideas.
Our Football Programme goes beyond providing players with the chance to play sport, develop skills, and improve their health. In line with SDG 4: Quality Education, we teach players the importance of education. All players must be enrolled in school to be eligible to join the football team and this incentive of belonging to a team is encouraging youth to stay in school.
Through playing football and engaging with relevant social issues in fun and safe environments, players also develop confidence and soft-skills such as leadership, teamwork and communication, whilst building core values such as respect, punctuality and discipline. In this way, our Football Programme harnesses the power of football to equip young people with transferable skills in and outside of the classroom
To provide this opportunity to disadvantaged young women and girls, it costs $4,000 per team per year. By sponsoring one of our team (20 under 10, 13,15, 18, 25 Girls), your donation will help to provide: The rental of training grounds as well as the provision of transport to and from the grounds during tournament or league. Footballs, cones, bibs and more, used during the weekly training and matches. Weekly training from qualified coaches covering technical skills and our football for social impact curriculum.
We believe in a future where all people have access to the same opportunities, no matter their gender. With your help, we can provide female players the opportunity to play the game they love, promote education and skills development, and celebrate progression towards gender equality to create a more equal future for women and girls in Kenya.
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