Publications

 

 

Read the book by Sarah Forde!

Playing by Their Rules is an account of the author’s journey into the girls’ worlds -- a unique telling of stories that are at times shocking, sometimes heartwarming but mostly enlightening for those of us who’d like to know more about the teenage lives of girls in East Africa. 

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Available at www.createspace.com/3376110

Books

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MTG YDF report 2010 - 2012.pdf1.36 MB

Playing by Their Rules

Coastal teenage girls in Kenya on life, love and football

by Sarah Forde

In April 2001 the seeds of a girls' football and development programme were sown in Kilifi district, coastal Kenya. At that time using football was a radical approach to tackling some of the issues - early school drop-out, lack of opportunities, unintended pregnancies, gender inequity - that affected girls in the district. Eight years later, there are 3,000 girls playing football and accessing vital reproductive health information and social support in the Moving the Goalposts (MTG) project.

In 2005 the author, Sarah Forde, a journalist, development practitioner and trained football coach who had been with MTG from the outset, started to have in-depth discussions with nine teenage girls in the project. Over a two year period, in dusty classrooms, under the shade of trees, at the side of football pitches, Sarah sat with each girl and listened to what they had to say.

Playing by Their Rules tells the girls' stories. They are stories that expose how girls negotiate through their complex teenage years. We hear tales of their sexual dilemmas, the onset of menses, their fear of pregnancy, the prevalence of abortion and their school and home lives. They talk about how football both enriches and complicates their lives. Most of all, though, the book is an account of the author's journey into the girls' worlds - a unique telling of stories that are at times shocking, sometimes heart-warming but mostly enlightening for those of us who'd like to know more about the teenage lives of girls in East Africa.

‘What an amazing book. It has the wow-I-just-cant-put-it-down page turner feeling. I am moved by the stories of these girls who are young and old at the same time. In between their tears and laughter I find voices of hope and determination for girls in Kilifi. Moving the Goalposts is not just about football. It is about coming to terms with one's sexuality and the transition into adulthood. That they face so many challenges, many of them not of their making, such as poverty and discrimination, and yet still manage to triumph is truly amazing. Indeed Tunaweza!'

-- Hon. Njoki S. Ndungu, former nominated MP and architect of the Sexual Offences Bill

The paperback book can be purchased online at https://www.createspace.com/3376110.

Additional full-colour photos taken by MTG volunteers are available in a PDF File below, which you are encouraged to download and print as a supplement to the book.

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Playing by Their Rules: full-colour photo insert pages (PDF)1.23 MB

Reproductive health resource book for girls

A reproductive health resource booklet on menstruation and puberty has been written in response to those questions. The books have made been available for girls participating in MTG activities. A second resource booklet will be published on relationships, love, rights, decision making and rape.

MTG's strategic plan 2011 - 2015

Click on the links below to view these documents. Most documents are in PDF format and require a PDF reader such as Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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MTG Strategic Plan 2008-2010 (PDF)147.55 KB
MTG 2009 ANNUAL REPORT.pdf2.07 MB
MTGK Strategic Plan 2011- 2015.pdf541.2 KB
MTG annual report 2010.pdf3.17 MB
MTG Annual Report 2011, final.pdf2.7 MB
MTG-2012-Annual-Report.pdf2.74 MB
MTG Annual Report 2013_final.pdf3.18 MB
MTG Annual Report 2014.pdf4.83 MB

Newsletters

Moving the Goalposts publishes two periodic newsletters.

Moving the Goalposts Newsletter

Click the links below to read these newsletters in PDF format. Most of these files are in PDF format and require a PDF reader such as Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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May 2009 (PDF)747.53 KB
December 2008 (PDF)553.16 KB
May 2008 (PDF)2.53 MB
March 2010.pdf2.54 MB
September 2010.pdf253.86 KB
Newsletter 6, MTG June 2011.pdf508.31 KB
MTG Newsletter No.7.pdf395.72 KB

Tunaweza

The Tunaweza newsletter is a monthly newsletter made for and with MTG girls. It is distributed to the girls in their fields and to all who want to know more about what's going on in MTG on a monthly basis.

You can download the Tunaweza here

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Tunaweza 28, SARAH FORDE SPECIAL ISSUE5.29 MB
Tunaweza 36 - 10 years MTG6.6 MB
Tunaweza 55_ August Issue 2014.pdf4.35 MB
Tunaweza 56_September_2014.pdf2.26 MB
Tunaweza October Issue 2014_MSC_ PDF.pdf795.32 KB
East Africa Peace Festival Tunaweza Edition 2014.compressed.pdf1.15 MB
MTG Tunaweza March 2015.pdf8.64 MB
MTG Tunaweza April 2015.pdf5.16 MB
MTG Tunaweza May 2015.compressed.pdf4.87 MB
MTG Nielimishe Nijisaidie project_2015.pdf7.58 MB
Tunaweza 62_2015.compressed.pdf3.43 MB
Tunaweza 64 August 2015.pdf3.93 MB
Tunaweza 65 September Issue 2015 (1)-min.pdf2 MB
Tunaweza 66 September Issue 2015 (3)-min.pdf1.45 MB
Tunaweza+67+September+Issue+2015+(2).compressed.pdf1.46 MB

Policy briefs

Moving the Goalposts publishes policy briefs to inform stakeholders about our ongoing progress.  Click on the links below to view these documents.  Most documents are in PDF format and require a PDF reader such as Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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Final Summary Report for MTGK Baseline Evaluation (PDF)252.79 KB
MTG Policy Briefing, December 2008 (PDF)4.57 MB
MTG_The situation of Womens' Football in Kenya report_2015.pdf859.88 KB

Monitoring & evaluation tools

The following documents are used as part of MTG's ongoing monitoring and evaluation (M & E) activities. Most of these files are in PDF format and require a PDF reader such as Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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Life Skill Survey [English] (PDF)50.11 KB
MTG_Women in football questionnaire_2015__name organziation.pdf68.14 KB