Football for Hope Flag

  • Award Entered:
    Sport for Health Award
  • Parent Organisation:
    Burera Volunteers For Development Association
  • Project Host Nation:
    Rwanda
  • Overview of Project:
    The project used football to promote females crucial health barriers control activities and mitigate their socio-economic impact. Teaching sessions and activities about malnutrition, gender based violence, poverty, isolation due to their social status and mobile VCT services have been conducted with women’ football teams at tournaments to empower them to take a leading role in prevention and management of all the above mentioned issues for their own advancement and security as well as for the community as well.  Specific objectives; 1. To create and strengthen 15 out-of school girls & adolescent mothers’ football teams through mobilization and education to use them as a platform to develop their confidence, leadership, self esteem and as tool of empowerment and community outreach and education. 2. To assist each women foot ball team develops and implements a project on income generation by providing the vulnerable women access to land and seeds by contacting the local government leaders to make available the unused public land for the cooperative members to cultivate.

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