• Our New Collaborative Initiative With EngenderHealth

    Coaches Across Continents and EngenderHealth Receive Gift to Develop New Collaborative Initiative

    Tracy Noonan, member of the ’99 Women’s World Cup championship team, is proud to support the partnership between Coaches Across Continents and EngenderHealth to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights and gender equality in communities worldwide.

    “We are supporting the collaboration between EngenderHealth and Coaches Across Continents because we believe in the strength of cooperation and the power of sport and purposeful play to deliver critical messages concerning sexual and reproductive healthcare,” said initiative donor Ben Kahrl. “We are particularly impressed with Coaches Across Continents’ innovative approach and the work they have done already in Tanzania. We are also impressed with EngenderHealth’s programming, transparent leadership, and commitment to promoting local leaders and honoring meaningful partnerships.”

    For 14 years CAC has been using our play-based and question-based educational methodology to provide a unique alternative to sexual health education with partners in more than 100 countries.  We are thrilled to be combining our efforts and integrating our approaches with EngenderHealth to amplify our collective impacts. Thanks to the Kahrl family, more young people and more communities will have access to the resources and information they need to lead safe and healthy lives.

    Coaches Across Continents is the global leader in using Purposeful Play and Education Outside the Classroom to address the UN SDGs and UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Our two brands, Creating Legacies 17 and CAC work at all levels, from advising governments and creating corporate social purpose to advancing community organizations, developing coaches, and educating young people. 

    EngenderHealth envisions a gender-equal world where all people achieve their sexual and reproductive health and rights. To achieve this vision, EngenderHealth implements high-quality, gender-equitable programs that advance sexual and reproductive health and rights. All of our work is guided by five core values—reflection: we question, challenge, learn, and adapt; inclusion: we are committed to equality, justice, and leaving no one behind; integrity: we are principled and honest, and we walk our talk; respect: we value the wisdom and agency of our collaborators, and appreciate our differences; and transformation: we seek bold ideas and opportunities to innovate for progress.

  • WIN A Signed 1999 US Women’s World Cup Shirt!

    March 5th 2015. CAC are giving you the chance to WIN a 1999 US Women’s World Cup shirt signed by the entire squad while impacting the lives of women through sport. The team, including Mia Hamm, Brandi Chastain, Julie Foudy and Michelle Akers, won the World Cup in 1999 held in the US and became soccer legends. To be in with a chance of winning this shirt simply go to this page and make a donation of a minimum of $100 to get your name in the draw to be made on July 5th- the 2015 World Cup final. This unique shirt was donated to CAC by 1999 squad member and former CAC volunteer Tracy Noonan and will go towards CAC implementing our new female empowerment curriculum which reaches over 280,000 youth around the world.

    Tracy says ‘I am giving you the opportunity of a lifetime- to win my US women’s World Cup 1999 soccer jersey signed by the whole World cup winning squad. To be in with a chance of winning this authentic jersey go to Firstgiving (US) or Justgiving (UK) and donate a minimum of $100/£66 to get your name in the draw. My two greatest soccer moments have been winning the World Cup in 1999 and being part of two Coaches Across Continents (CAC) programs in Tanzania. Both events impacted the lives of women through sport. I am committed to female empowerment and to help launch the new CAC ASK for Choice curriculum I’m asking you to commit to female empowerment too by donating to get your name in the draw for this incredible competition.’

    Go to this Firstgiving page (US) or this Justgiving page (UK) and make a donation of at least $100/£66 and your name will be entered into the filmed draw to take place on July 5th. In addition to being in with a chance of winning the shirt, every entrant will get a fun gift from CAC!

    For Coaches Across Continents, the involvement of women in our programs and the promotion of gender equality in each community we visit is non-negotiable. It is only 4 months until the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada and this Sunday is International Women’s Day making this the perfect time to support global female empowerment.

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    If you missed it from earlier this week here is a short film from Cambodia focusing on our female empowerment work:

  • BECAUSE GIRLS PLAY FOOTBALL TOO.

    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.

  • Launching Soccer Moms across Continents.

    May 10th, 2011.  This amazing program allows US and UK Soccer Moms and Women soccer players, past and present, to volunteer from home to work on projects with Coaches across Continents.

    “Following Mothers Day, this is a great time of the year to launch SoccerMoms across Continents.  We’re asking Soccer Moms, former and current players, business women and stay at home moms to volunteer some time to work on some of our projects to impact communities all around the world.” Sara Simonds, Business Advisory Board.

    For more information contact and visit http://coachesacrosscontinents.com/SoccerMomsacrossContinents/index_E.html