HODI has been trying to engage girls for a long time and this year 2012is the greatest of them all. Over 2,000 girls have been engaged through theHODI Girls Champion Initiative and the local community including the mothers ofthe girls are accepting that girls too can play football.
Over 10 schools have been involved in the school training program with20 HODI coaches offering training in football and life skills. We made historyby engaging the girls and female teachers in the trainings and slowly thingschanged with more girls coming on board each day.
In order to select a team to represent HODI in East Africa tournament,30 girls were selected and 15 boys. The teams will be traveling to MoshiTanzania to participate in a tournament and what is important is the fact thatthe HODI teams are led by girl’s coaches and team leaders for the first timeever. Girls are coaching fellow girls and taking up leadership responsibilitieswithin the organization. We want to take this opportunity to thank you for yourcontinued support as we continue championing the rights of girls and women totake up leadership.
“What I have learn in HODI are life lessons and I want to impart thaton other girls in the teams I coach” Dirre one of the girls coaches.
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