Copyright © Kicking Aids Out Network
Description: Linking sports with HIV/AIDS prevention. Kicking Aids Out uses sports to help build awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS, and to encourage its participants to discuss and solve problems affecting them and their community. Along with teaching about educating children on HIV/AIDS, the organization also seeks to help youth develop life skills. The organization choose sports, as it believes that sports is the effective and creative way to attract youth and share the message of HIV/AIDS and other issues with them
Its Mission: To provide a platform for sharing, learning, cooperation and visibility among organisations that use sport to empower and positively influence the lives of young people.
(Information courtesy of Kicking Aids out Network)
If you are interested and want to know more, please visit: http://www.kickingaidsout.net/Pages/default.aspx
Copyright © Girls Kick it
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/
Copyright © Boxgirls International
Description: Supporting girls through boxing. Boxgirls International believes that through boxing programs, significant social changes can be made in cities. It also understands that boxing programs and leadership programs can change the lives of their participants. The organization believes in making a difference both on and off the ring, and sees that when their participants are off the ring, they are “more confident, can concentrate on their goals and have trust in themselves to reach them. “
Its History: in 2005, Boxgirls was an initiative started in Berlin, Germany by Heather Cameron and some volunteers.
Its Motto: Strong girls. Strong communities.
If you are interested and want to know more, please visit http://www.boxgirls.org/