Friday, September 28, 2012

Soccer is more than just a game...

Soccer's role in KGSA
KGSA operates an Under 10, Under 12, Under 14 & a Senior's team for girls within Kibera building communication and teamwork skills. In addition, soccer breaks down the gender barriers and roles between men and women here in Kibera. Soccer builds self-confidence, establishes supportive community, and empowers our players.  Unfortunately, gender-based violence is a reality in Kibera.  We use soccer as as a space to gain confidence in the physicality of their bodies.  Soccer is more than just a game, it strengthens minds, bodies, and spirits to combat poverty.

Meet Rose Atieno   (below is an article written by the KGSA Journalism Club)

She is also among the famous footballers of Kibera Girls Soccer Academy. She is a 21 year old girl living in a family of nine. Rose Achieng plays as a defender in position three. According to her, she claims that football is the best talent she ever has had and always is ready to compete with other talented footballers as the best player. A part from all that, she also enjoys playing just as part of fun to manage her leisure time.
After graduating she would like to be a business lady, because through business she believes that she can be independent and also possess the high chances and ability to satisfy her siblings and provide for the family. Some interesting things about her are that she likes making jokes, watching football matches, and dancing.

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