During this period, we continued to work through hockey on what´s really important- developing life skills that will make the difference in girls life’s. And what a better way to do so, than talking to other people that can share their stories.
First we had the visit of Agustina Bouza, a former “Leona” (National team player) who is also a local city council member. She shared her experience playing sports at the highest level, and how what she learnt helped her shape her life now, and what it means to be a city council member.
After that, we received a team visit from the UK – Spanish students who were visiting Rosario and wanted to share an afternoon with us. At the beginning language was an issue, but after a while, the common language of sports bonded everyone, and just like that, after an hour, it seemed that they all new together for so long.
On another note, our Happy Cities Festival was a total success- two days of inspiration to share knowledge and exchange ideas on how to create a better city for all.
As I always mention, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter and don´t hesitate to contact us if you have any doubts or comments
The last couple of months have been super busy and packed with fun as the girls received a great visit from an amazing friend from India – Elsa D’Silva – Founder of Red Dot Foundation and SafeCity - that helps fight Gender Based Violence using technology by crowd sourcing information and mapping it.
Gender Based violence in public space is something that unfortunately affects most of the girls, and understanding that being whistled at, or catcalled is a part of it, was reveling for them. Presenting the topic and contrasting it with what happens in India for girls and how it could be solved, led to deep and meaningful conversations.
This period was also a lot of fun, and both girls team had the opportunities to play games with other teams, uniting them even more; and reassuring their passion for sports.
There’s still much more to come on the following months – including the 3rd Edition of our Happy Cities Festival; an event to think with other citizens how we build our own city to make us happy, and explore subjects such as mobility, social capital and youth development. This will be in Rosario on October 27 & 28 – check our website ciudadesfelices.com and come visit us over here!
As I always mention, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter and don´t hesitate to contact us if you have any doubts or comments.
After a couple months of working together, we can now proudly say that we have two teams of amazing women. Girls that have been playing hockey for some time now are teaching their teammates who are just starting and helping them in and out the pitch creating lasting bonds between all of them.
During the following weeks we will be working together with another local NGO on prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, talking about this issues with the girls and also training our staff.
Please, stay tunned for more news, follow us on Facebook & Twitter and don´t hesitate to contact us if you have any doubts or comments.
Once again we are getting ready for a new year, in just a few weeks we will be starting the hockey programs to empower a new generation of incredible girls, this means checking our equipment, working as a team on planning the activities and training our whole staff in a series of trainings and workshops.
But getting ready doesn't mean that there is no "action" going on, for the second time we were invited to participate in a beach hockey championship next to the beautiful Parana river in our city. This was a great opportunity to have a lot of fun with the girls, not only on the sandy field, but also while lying in the sun.
Exciting things will be happening in the next couple of weeks, follow us on Twitter,Facebook and Instagram to keep updated and thank you for making it possible to keep empowering girls!
As the year is coming to an end and summer is aproaching Rosario, we thought it would be nice to celebrate with a street party, so, we did. We talked with our neighbours and for a couple of hours we closed our street and filled it with colour.
Our Hockey girls surprised us with a beautifull poem they wrote and shared with everyone where they summed up their experience through the year. Being part of a team meant leaving disagreements behind, setting commong goals and working together to get them. They all leave home feeling loved, and full of new learnings.
The rest of our programs also had their moment during the day to show the results of the year and to have fun playing outside, feeling safe and owning their future!
Thanks for your support, and please continue to follow us through our social media accounts - Facebook - Twitter & Instagram
Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.
If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.
Get Reports via Email
We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.