Last November we launched our Play & Sports program with 80 girls from the slums of Pune, India. The 10-day soccer program was not just a one-off event; 40 of the girls have been moving from the slums to the local secondary school’s soccer field every week! And seven girls have recruited to play on the state team!
The Play & Sports program does more than just give the girls an opportunity to play. It empowers them through success and connections to local mentors and champions. These connections lead to opportunities to move beyond the isolation caused by poverty into thriving childhoods and a path to a hope filled future.
This November we are again bringing girls from U.S. secondary schools and colleges to conduct soccer clinics, partner with the girls from Pune, create Global Citizens and enhance all of the girls opportunities to thrive.