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Why football for girls?
Why not? Many girls in Kilifi play football. It acts as a mobilising force to bring girls together and has the potential to build collective power for a marginalized group. In MTG girls also build their own skills: they organize and officiate all MTG matches, tournaments and leagues. They represent the organization in local, national and international meetings.
|Challenges for girls in Kilifi: ||Through football she can:|
|Not free to attend meetings, go out||Be reached, mobilized in safe places, socialize positively|
|Early marriage||Stay longer in school|
|No schooling||If out of school, delay early marriage|
|No decisions, even for herself||Build confidence, "If I can play football I can do lots of useful things in my life"|
|No access to sexual health education||Learn life skills, discuss reproductive health issues with trained peer educators|
|No leadership or management skills||Learn how to organise leagues, tournaments|
|Cheap labour (house girls)||Opportunities to gain work experience as volunteer/staff|
Read more about our football programme by following the links below.