March 8th, 2013:  Coaches Across Continents reports from our great partner in Indonesia about their very original idea to support International Women’s Day 2013.

    League of Change is the name of a national street tournament for disadvantaged communities in Indonesia. Our partners Rumah Cemara will be hosting the tournament that will include nine HIV/AIDS and drug dependency organizations consisting of people living with HIV/AIDS, people who use drugs, and people living with disadvantages. Not only does Rumah Cemara involve dependency organizations in their tournament but they also involve the local communities to help them better understand about HIV/AIDS, drug dependency and social issues. This tournament is also an opportunity for participants to be selected for the 2013 Homeless World Cup in Poland.

    This year’s League of Change will be the first time that five women’s teams will be involved in the tournament!!! Despite all the challenges women face in Indonesia, Rumah Cemara is making sure that women won’t face the challenge of not being able to play football. It will be a huge celebration and accomplishment for Women’s Day this year in Indonesia. Great work Rumah Cemara!

    Coaches Across Continents will be back on the court in Indonesia with Rumah Cemara in September 2013.


  1. faisal Marafa says: March 8, 2013 at 11:37 amReply

    As part of our preparation towards celebrating the global recognised day of international women’s day PLAY SOCCER GHANA is organising a football competition for the youth (women) within the Cape coast metropolis to celebrate the day. the girls which are young adults will be introduced to PSG PROGRAMMES and the street league concept in other to attract them to the Centre core activities. Key area of interest will be giving to education and health issues through a speech to be delivered before the commencement of the competition. Pictures of the event will be forwarded soon

    kind regards Faisal Marafa (PS progrramme Manager)