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Description: Yuwa India aims to help underprivileged youth (especially girls) between the age of 5-17 in Jharkhand, India. The organization uses football, as the aspect of football can help highlight and promote the importance of health, and education. Girls in Jharkhand are specifically targeted, because educated girls in India reinvest 90% of their income on their family and girls in Jharkhand are most susceptible in all of India to child marriages and human trafficking. The Yuwa India’s football approach in unique. All the members, from director to coach, live together in the village where Yuwa India works. Also, the girls are fully in charge of the program. They schedule their own practices, find their own equipment, and each girl must creatively earn her own money to contribute to a pair of football boot.
(Information courtesy of Yuwa India)
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