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Soccer Without Borders

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BENEFITING: SOCCER WITHOUT BORDERS

ORGANIZER: Conall and Arlo

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THE STORY:

Conall and Arlo Soccer Without Borders wrote -

Soccer Without Borders is an international organization that uses soccer as a vehicle for positive change, providing under-served youth with a toolkit to overcome obstacles to growth, inclusion, and personal success. In SWB Nicaragua, the organization gives girls in Granada, Nicaragua the social, educational and economic support they need to achieve their personal goals. Girls in Granada face severe social and economic difficulties. 52% of girls in Granda don't finish primary education, and 28% of them are pregnant before the age of 18. While sports have proven effective combatants of these issues, 90% of girls in Nicaragua report barriers to their participation in sport activities. Soccer Without Borders provides the girls in Granada the chance to play sports as a way to combat the social and economic issues they face every day. The team atmosphere and shared identity provides girls with a network of caring peers and mentors that inspires each girl to stay enrolled in school, avoid risky behaviors and make healthy choices. By participating, girls earn points that can be exchanged for school supplies, clothes, shoes, toiletries, and soccer equipment. Empowering these girls through soccer, the development of key skills, and connecting them to tangible education and career opportunities can help break the cycle and reset the precedent for what is expected of girls in Nicaragua, and what they expect from themselves. This summer, we are participating in a weeklong trip to Granada. We will be playing and coaching soccer with the girls involved with the program and the community in Granada. We will also be tutoring the girls in school related subjects to give them a leg-up when school comes around in the fall. Not only will we be spending time with the Soccer Without Borders team, but we'll be learning about the culture in Nicaragua, by taking dancing lessons, cooking lessons, and learning about everyday life in Granada. By immersing ourselves into the Nicaraguan culture, we plan to learn during the week, not just teach. We are both extremely excited for the trip and for the opportunity Soccer Without Borders has provided us. This program gives these girls the opportunities that we have both taken for granted, and we're looking forward for the chance to give back, especially through the beautiful sport of soccer. Any donations would be greatly appreciated, but the girls in Granada would appreciate it even more. Thank you, Arlo Moore-Bloom and Conall Gaffney

The Team: $950 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Conall and Arlo Soccer Without Bord...

Amount Raised

$850

 

85% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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thomas riney

Amount Raised

$100

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td and mp

Go guys for an important effort. 1 year ago