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Blog by Celestine Nzaro
The Football for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (F4WASH) is, since 2012, partnering with Moving the Goalposts (MTG) to promote health information on sanitation through football drills. It is a program focused on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene involving football as a vehicle for promoting hygiene, education and awareness in schools and communities.
One day I went for a meeting in a school. When I entered the compound I saw a group of schoolboys, in their uniforms, playing football with a proper leather football. The boys were playing, joking and laughing. As a football lover I always have to stop and watch the game for a while. Outside the field three girls were standing and watching the boys playing.
The meetings that we used to organize for teachers in preparation for our MTG school tournaments used to be challenging for our girls. We encouraged them to take up roles during those meetings such as present an introduction about MTG, explain the tournament rules and facilitate the process of making the fixtures. We always had to prepare it well and senior staff had to be ready to assist the girls. A few years ago we started to combine the meetings with coaching sessions for the teachers. Our coaches train the teachers in football coaching.