• Worldwide Women’s Day Celebrations

    1495116_638780162837889_1730077393_oMarch 19, 2014. Have we told you how fantastic, passionate, and committed our partners are to making a difference? Well if we haven’t told you lately, let us tell you now! Women’s Day was March 8th, and our remarkable partners took it on full force.  Working in over 20 countries at the moment, we had pictures and stories coming in from South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Cambodia, Indonesia, India, and Haiti – and that is just the beginning.

    Our partners are not only top notch in the sport for social impact world, but they also host unique events when it comes to special dates like International Women’s Day. We have a partner in Dodoma, Tanzania who hosted an event with over 180 young girls participating, and played female empowerment games including Jackie’s Circle and Tegla identity from the CAC curriculum. Our partners in Uganda hosted events attended by numerous women’s charities where they touched on subjects ranging from gender equality to environmental conservation while celebrating women of all ages, and the importance of having female role models.IMG-20140308-00259

    One of our South African partners, WhizzKids United, celebrated Women’s Day focusing on specific issues for women in their community and having Gugu Mofokeng inspire the young women to stand up against violence. GOALS Haiti celebrated the day by hosting their second girls clinic educating young women about health, and making it a safe and comfortable place to communicate and ask questions.

    Our partner NAZ Goal from India took a different approach on Women’s Day inviting parents of youth from their foundation to come to their celebration, and have young girls teach female empowerment games. The girls taught their parents one of CAC’s favorite games, “Seles Attack”, and helped spread awareness on safe spaces in the community.

    IndoChina Starfish in Cambodia celebrated Women’s Day by highlighting their two incredible female coaches, and telling their inspirational stories. Working first hand with these coaches, and reading their personal stories that got them to where they are now is astonishing.

    Coaches Across Continents wants to thank our partners for the incredible difference they make every day in the lives of the people in their communities. Women’s Day was a huge success thanks to the passionate, hard-working local organizations we are lucky to work with around the world.

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  • International Women’s Day is Approaching!

    1240558_515175748565176_1430260826_nMarch 3, 2014. International Women’s Day is just around the corner on March 8th and Coaches Across Continents is supporting it in full force. Inspiring change is the theme for International Women’s Day this year, and people around the world will be celebrating social, political, and economic achievements of women while focusing on further promoting women and girls everywhere.

    All of CAC’s partners will be participating on March 8th, highlighting an important female figure in each of their respective communities or countries that they feel have made an impact in their everyday lives.  This past year women throughout the world have been making waves, and Women’s Day is a time to celebrate and to shout out loud that women have the right to equality.

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    CAC partners have many monumental moments from 2013 that they can highlight on March 8th. This past year has been an inspiring year for women including events like the phenomenal speech that Malala made at the United Nations, and the mass crowds and supporters standing up in India and around the world to raise awareness and stop rape. Women and girls across the globe fight everyday to be treated equally in society, and March 8th is just another day to be heard, and to show girls they deserve the chance to become anything they choose.

    Many CAC partners will be playing female empowerment games this year and hosting tournaments for the young girls and women in their communities. GOALS Haiti will be hosting their second Women’s Day tournament this year while also hosting a boys tournament to incorporate both genders and have an even playing ground. Stay tuned in the next few weeks for pictures and stories that we will be sharing from our partners’ Women’s Day events.

    And look out for CAC’s Official Documentary of 2014 being released this Women’s Day. A beautiful video capturing our partnership with Slum Soccer of Nagpur India, it also fittingly highlights some incredible young women changing the game in their community.

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