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Academic performance and playing football in MTG

By cvandam - Posted on 25 February 2016

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In a society that stresses the importance of academic and intellectual performance and considers all other activities as distracting and a waste of time, children are not encouraged to play sport. This despite the fact that there is enough proof that participating in sport can lead to better academic performance, dedication and resilience among other psychological and social benefits.

Expression of Interest for design and print of MTG annual report 2015

By cvandam - Posted on 23 February 2016

Moving the Goalposts Kilifi is asking for quotations for design and printing of the MTG organizational annual report 2015.

If you are an interested designer/printer, please quote for a document:

  • 32/36 pages
  • A4 paper, color, 135 grams inside and cover
  • 500 pieces and 1000 pieces

Please quote separate for design and printing and include VAT.

In case of questions you can write to info [at] mtgk [dot] org.

She aims, she kicks, she scores!

By cvandam - Posted on 16 March 2016

A blog from Rachel Muthoga. Rachel is the MTG Executive Director and an advocate of the High Court of Kenya

At the conclusion of his emotive visit to our country last year, US President Barack Obama called on Kenyans to reverse discrimination against girls and women, and reject the specious argument that this behaviour is acceptable just because it is deeply embedded in our culture.

MTG United and Mombasa Olympic win the MTG 2015 club tournament

By cvandam - Posted on 11 December 2015

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KILIFI, KENYA (December 11, 2015) - MTG United and Mombasa Olympic are the new MTG champions 2015 for club teams in respectively the open age and the under 16 year age category. The tournament was held from 9 - 11th December 2015 at Sokoke Secondary School and Kakunjuni community field.

Mombasa Olympic beat Amani Kibera in the under 16 year category with goals from Louise Kwekwe and Theresia Gakii. One day earlier during the semifinals, Mombasa Olympic kicked 2013 and 2014 winner Beijing Raiders out of the tournament.

And the MTG tournament is on

By cvandam - Posted on 09 December 2015

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And the MTG tournament is on!

Sixteen of the eighteen registered teams ultimately started in the annual MTG tournament. The teams that played at Kakanjuni community field were cheered by the local community members while the teams that played at Sokoke Secondary School were encouraged by MTG visitors and MTG girls who are participating the MTG residential training.

Moving the Goalposts hosts 18 teams in annual MTG club tournament

By cvandam - Posted on 09 December 2015

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KILIFI, KENYA (December 8, 2015) - The annual MTG tournament for girls' football teams will be held from 9th December - 11th December 2015 at Sokoke Secondary School and Kakanjuni field. Eighteen teams participate in the fifth edition of the event, doubling the 2014 numbers in both age categories.

Six teams participate in the age category under 16 year. The teams are Likoni Starlets (Mombasa), Mombasa Olympic (Mombasa), CREATA (Migori), Amani Olympic (Nairobi), TYSA (Kitale) and the 2013 and 2014 MTG champion Beijing Raiders (Nairobi).

Support MTG during Giving Tuesday

By cvandam - Posted on 30 November 2015

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December 1st is Giving Tuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. It celebrates generosity and the joy of giving. At this day we invite you to give to MTG and in particular towards MTG's education programme.

As Moving the Goalposts, we believe that in the power of education to unlock the potential for a girl's future. We see the challenges our girls face including being held back from school due to poverty or in to be put into child labour, giving up on school after early pregnancy when they lack a support structure, and a general lack of self belief.

MTG Divisional Champions League finals

By cvandam - Posted on 26 November 2015

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The MTG divisional champions' league finals in Kwale, Bahari and Kaloleni will take place on Friday 27th November, 2015. More than 5000 MTG girls and young women in more than 300 teams in Kilifi and Kwale Counties have finished their football leagues that started in March and ended in October, 2015.

MTG wins the Beyond Sport UNICEF Safeguarding Children in Sport Award

By cvandam - Posted on 21 October 2015

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KILIFI, KENYA (October 21, 2015) -  After winning the Beyond Sport Health Award in 2013, Moving the Goalposts has won the Beyond Sport UNICEF Safeguarding Children in Sport Award in 2015. The award was presented on October 21 to MTG Executive Director Rachel Muthoga during a ceremony at the Beyond Sport Summit in London. MTG was shortlisted for the Beyond Sport UNICEF Safeguarding Children in Sport Award with Caribbean Sport and Development Agency (CSDA), Trinidad & Tobago and Coaches Across Continents, USA.

About ‘The Power of Adolescent Girls’: The International Day of the Girl celebration

By cvandam - Posted on 07 October 2015

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KILIFI, KENYA (October 7, 2015) -  Moving the Goalposts is one of the partners of the Departments of Children Services, Kilifi County in Kwale and Kilifi County that is organizing the International Day of the Girl celebrations. The International Day of the Girl celebration in Kilifi County will take place on 9th October 2015 at Vitengeni Assistant County Commissioner's ground beginning at 9.00 am. The International Day of the Girl celebration in Kilifi County will take place on 10th October 2015 at Mwangaza Visionary School from 9.00 am.

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