Football For WASH

Girl’s Football

Women’s football is still frowned up in most communities in Uganda and there are a few football clubs that embrace females, yet the sport is so powerful that it can be used to sensitize the communities about gender equality, women involvement and impact and also boost the girl child’s self-esteem. YSU having realized that, decided to use it as a tool to empower the girls in the slums. Most of these girls had dropped out of school due to a lack of funds, early marriages or teenage pregnancies. We therefore formed a girls’ team and each of the girls on the team is given an extra skill in either hairdressing or tailoring. These same girls go out as coaches to help empower other girls through football. These are the mothers of the future and as they say, a woman trained, is a nation trained.