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    Making sure girls aren't left out of Nakivale's most popular sport

    Day 39

    Go for the Goal

    In Nakivale Refugee Settlement, football (soccer) clubs are increasingly engaged with their communities. They frequently undertake community works activities and help out with sharing useful health or community updates, when needed.

    But most of the time when these clubs get support, girls’ clubs are left out. This can have a huge impact on their performance and activities in the community.

    To help reverse this trend, we wanted to support a football club with 20 girls, all working to improve their skills and get some exercise together.

    We got them four new balls, three sets of jerseys, two sets of training aprons, and a ball pump, all helping to bridge the gap between the boys and girls clubs.

    “After hustling and failure to save money for jerseys, we had totally given up,” said Kayiganwa Deborah, the team captain. “We can now confidently win!”

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