Girls and Football SA
The award winning Girls & Football SA encourages the development of girls in South Africa through sport, media and education.
HIV/Aids, teen pregnancy and violence against girls and women are highly prevalent in South Africa. At Girls & Football SA, we believe football is a source of empowerment for girls, equipping them with a strong sense of body ownership and promoting self esteem. Frequently, leadership qualities highlighted by access to sport are allocated solely to the development of boys. This significantly impedes the development of girls, resulting in an imbalance in South African society.
Inspired by this fact and the need to provide girls with a platform to develop, Girls & Football SA involves the local and global community by encouraging sport as a developmental tool for girls and by raising awareness about important issues that influence the lives of girls in South Africa. We conduct workshops combining life skills training and football to empower girls at a grass roots level. Through production of our award winning documentary, “Can I Kick It?”, various Girls & Football SA media channels and social media networks, we raise awareness nationally and internationally on women’s sports in South Africa. By linking our participants with strong role models such as the players of the South African national women’s team, they are inspired to build a better future.
USD$5 allows us to ensure transportation for one girl from her school or home to attend one of our soccer matches. This makes a huge difference to her daily life, as it offers her the opportunity to partake in sports, provides her with access to accurate health information, and supports her growth. Your donation makes a big difference to our work, and enables us to keep creating change.
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