SAFE SPACES ORGANIZATION AFRICA

Providing a safe space for young girls and young women to envision and pursue the future they want for themselves and their communities through life-skills and reproductive health training and awareness, Arts and Sports, professional development and scholarship program me.

Feeding the Children is a Major Problem

Feeding the Children is a Major Problem
Rising food costs force girls to leave school just to look for food for their families. It can easily turn into a life of adverse bahaviors ranging from prostitution to drug abuse. (view small | med | large | orig)

Height is Not the Only Issue the Girls Deal With

Height is Not the Only Issue the Girls Deal With
The Safe Spaces girls live in the slums which lack water, sanitation and food becomes very scarce as the average family is very large in the slums. This young women even brings her newborn to practice and games. It truely is the love of the game. (view small | med | large | orig)

Girls Play Hard Despite the Obstacles

Girls Play Hard Despite the Obstacles
Girls are not given the same chance as boys and they are often burdened with domestic work, chores and even bringing in money for the family which leaves little time for school and even less for sports. (view small | med | large | orig)

First Aid Support from US Volunteer

First Aid Support from US Volunteer
Kate Lefeveur, from Chicago, IL (USA), tends to a team member during the 2011 playoffs. Kate, a University trainer who is certified in CPR and First Aid, was the Safe Spaces team trainer. (view small | med | large | orig)

New Court Donated by Care International (USA)

New Court Donated by Care International (USA)
There are limited courts in the slums and the girls have to walk long distances, thus the court donated by Care International truely provides Safe Spaces. (view small | med | large | orig)
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