Women’s Football for Unity, Rwanda

$105,140 $0
Raised Remaining


The project will make girls' football strong in Kigali City and Rwanda. The project will demonstrate the positive impact of gender in sport for social change.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

AKWOF promotes girls and women’s rights and self-confidence through sport, especially football. We assist Rwandan women to have a forum for integration and reconciliation. We use sport to promote awareness among Rwandan women about the dangers of the HIV/AIDS Pandemic and provide a meeting point between the elite and uneducated women for exchange of ideas

How will this project solve this problem?

AKWOF will train female trainers, coaches, referees and match commissioners. We will create the Women Soccer Federation and a professional women’s Football Team.

Potential Long Term Impact

This project will make women’s football a catalyst for unity and reconciliation while creating a viable economic activity, thereby reducing poverty amongst women. We will show the impact of sport and social change.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $105,140

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $105,140 .  The original project funding goal was $105,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

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Thanks to 38 donors like you, a total of $105,140 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Wonderful!

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Project Leader

Felicite Rwema

Founder, AKWOF
Kigali, Kigali Rwanda

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