The award winning Girls & Football SA encourages girls in South Africa to play football as a source of empowerment, while promoting body ownership, increasing self esteem and using an education campaign and media to raise awareness on the importance of sport for women.
HIV/Aids, teen pregnancy and violence against girls and women are highly prevalent in South Africa. Inspired by this fact and the need to provide girls with a positive platform to develop, we use football as a vehicle for education and a source of empowerment for girls, equipping them with a strong sense of body ownership and promoting self esteem.
At the award winning Girls & Football SA, we involve 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, social networks, and leading websites such as Supersport, we raise awareness nationally and internationally on women’s sport 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.