• The Girl 1 Program: Creating, “A Voice and a Choice”.

    Sponsor a Girl in the Soccer for Female Empowerment (SFFE) program in 2010

    March 25th, 2010.   Coaches across Continents will lead 15 Soccer for Female Empowerment programs in 2010 focused primarily in sub-Saharan Africa. The program gives girls a chance to play, build self-esteem and learn leadership skills, as well as to reduce their risk of HIV/AIDS and teenage pregnancy, and increase their chances of escaping poverty. The SFFE programs are made possible by volunteer coaches and directors, and are in need of financial support to provide equipment and coach education program support.

    Will you support a girl?

    Girls in sub-Saharan Africa face many challenges. Only 17% of girls are enrolled in secondary school, and 12 million girls in sub-Saharan Africa live on less than $1.00 per day. Girls are often subjected to child marriage either as an economic survival tactic or by their family, and girls represent 75% of all young people living with HIV/AIDS.

    Through an innovative curriculum that involves the community and existing local non-governmental groups, the Coaches across Continents Female Empowerment Program educates and empowers girls to make choices about their future.

    The SFFE programs will reach more than 600 girls directly in 2010, and the local coaches and educators trained by Coaches across Continents will reach an additional 20,000 girls.

    Will you support a girl?:

    Introducing our Girl 1 Donation Program:

    $51 will buy a ball, pencil, shirt, and other program supplies for a girl; enabling her to participate and succeed in the program.

    $121 will support a SFFE coach on the fields and classrooms.

    $251 will support monitoring and evaluation of the SFFE program that is crucial for long term success.

    $551 will support a whole team of girls in Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda , Zambia.

    $1301 will fly a female coach from the USA/England to work in Africa.

    Ensure that your donation is assigned to our SFFE programs by ending your donation amount with a ‘1′.  You can choose to donate as per our suggestions or choose your own amount……………just remember that when your donation ends in a ‘1′, then your donation will be used for the SFFE Girl 1 programs.

    To donate go to:  http://coachesacrosscontinents.com/DonateFFFE/index_E.html