CREATING A SPACE FOR GIRLS TO PLAY FOOTBALL IN KENYA

CREATING A SPACE FOR GIRLS TO PLAY FOOTBALL IN KENYA

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CREATING A SPACE FOR GIRLS TO PLAY FOOTBALL IN KENYA

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.

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OUR LADIES

You will be supporting 20 under 10, 13,15, 18, 25 Girls Team

which is made up of aspiring female players from Kenya.

Like the majority of the children we support,

most of these girls come from disadvantaged families,

with their parents working in unskilled and low paid jobs

making it a challenge for them to provide the necessary basic needs.

CHALLENGING DISCRIMINATION AND INEQUALITY

Using football as an engaging tool, we also educate youths on important social issues to empower them to create behavior change which can be directly transferred to life off the pitch. Players taking part in our weekly football training learn about women’s rights, gender-based violence, and gender equality to reinforce the idea that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities, in all areas of life, work, and home.
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.

We partner with like-minded businesses, foundations, and individuals who understand that investing in our young people today creates a better community for all in the future. Our partners are important team members in creating an increasingly growing soccer family in our community.

BUILDING SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY

We partner with like-minded businesses, foundations, and individuals who understand that investing in our young people today creates a better community for all in the future.
Our partners are important team members in creating an increasingly growing soccer family in our community.

  • Your donation helps support vulnerable girls
  • Your donation help buy soccer kits
  • Your 100% donation goes to YIDP
  • You don’t need to worry about the payment
    you make
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TACKLING FOR CHANGE

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

YOUR SPONSORSHIP

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.

For any queries please contact us at cdundo@yidpk.org, info@yidpk.org

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