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Girls Kick It | Yungpost
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Description: Using soccer to change the lives of girls. Girls Kick it, located it Gulu town and the Paicho Internally Displaced Persons Camp, provides local females with different activities including matches, team building and leadership exercises, and soccer practice. The organization hopes that each girl will gain “confidence, teamwork and the belief that they have control of their futures.” Along with developing characteristics, the players learn about HIV/AIDS, health and nutrition, raising children and peace-building.

Its Aim: A soccer program empowering young women of post-conflict areas in Northern Uganda.

Girls Kick it and Homeless World Cup: The Girls Kick it foundation organized mixed gender teams for the Homeless World Cup in 2006 and 2007, and brought a full-female team in 2008, 2010, and 2011. The team represented Uganda, and were able to show off their talent and skills both on and off the field.

If you are interested and want to know more, please visit: http://www.girlskickit.org/

Matthew Yung