Location

Kenya

Key achievement

Beyond Sport Safeguarding Children in Sport Award 2015

Moving the Goalposts Kilifi

Network Member

The coastal counties of Kilifi and Kwale are among the regions in Kenya with the highest rates of poverty and illiteracy. Girls are often the hardest hit with high rates of teenage pregnancy due to a lack of information to enable them to make informed decisions. Additionally, they are often excluded from secondary education as their parents lack the financial means and, as a result of cultural perceptions, often give preference to the education of sons over daughters.

 

Moving the Goalposts Kilifi (MTG) seeks to change this. The organisation uses football to empower young girls and women by providing them with a safe place where they can play football, educate themselves about reproductive health and rights, create opportunities for themselves and become leaders in their communities.

 

MTG’s Education and Vocational Training programme supports girls participating in the organisation’s football activities by paying 75% of their school fees. MTG also takes its library services during tournaments and other MTG football events to spark interest and provide access to reading materials.

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Contact

Moving the Goalposts Kilifi
Dorcas Amakobe
damakobe@mtgk.org

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