Yuwa

Through team sport, Yuwa provides a platform for young women to gain confidence to make a change in their world. Yuwa is a Jharkhand, India-based NGO (with 501(c)3 registration) using girls' football to promote health, education, and improved livelihoods.

Yuwa
P.O Box 803871 433 W. Harrison St.
% Stephen Peterson
Chicago, IL 60699
United States
612-396-5000
http://www.yuwa-india.org

Executive Director and Founder

Franz Gastler

Management Team

Helena Tete, Franz Gastler, Greg Deming, Steve Peterson, Erik Odland, Tim Deming, Jessica Flint

Board of Directors

Franz T Gastler, Stephen C Peterson, Greg R Deming, Erik M Odland, Helena Tete, Franz Gastler, Greg Deming, Steve Peterson, Erik Odland, Tim Deming, Jessica Flint

Mission

Through team sport, Yuwa provides a platform for young women to gain confidence to make a change in their world. Yuwa is a Jharkhand, India-based NGO (with 501(c)3 registration) using girls' football to promote health, education, and improved livelihoods.

Programs

Yuwa sparks youth-led change in rural India through team sport. Yuwa oversees the growth and development of youth programs, but from the start youth are in charge of the programs. When a girl organizes or joins a Yuwa football team, through positive peer pressure she becomes a more regular student-players elect team captains, who keep track of school attendance, and many girls attend daily study sessions at Yuwa Club. She pays attention to her own health and to the health of her teammates, and gets access to information about her body through weekly adolescent health classes with her teammates. She marries when she chooses-on Yuwa's first team, not a single girl has gotten married below the age of 18, even though several of their older sisters had been married off at age 15. She will raise a healthy family. The cycle continues.This gives girls tremendous equity in Yuwa. Yuwa is her program, not our program.

Statistics on Yuwa

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2010: $25,000
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $25,000
  • Other funding sources: Corporations 50%, Foundations 30%, 20% Individuals.