Since our last project report, we have continued our football workshops at St. Pauls Primary in Bo Kaap with much enthusiasm. In the life skills sessions we have tackled topics such as peer pressure, domestic challenges, the power of girls and women, the importance of sports, bullying, friendships and having a healthy lifestyle. But of course, football skills were also taught. The girls clearly understand the game better, and it is fantastic to see their enthusiasm for the sport grows. Last week they didn’t want to stop playing when the workshop leader blew her whistle to end the game.
Girls and Football SA received the rewarding opportunity to be one of the 2014 beneficiaries of the 5ForChange black tie fundraiser. This gala took place on 31 May at the Waterfront in Cape Town
The 5ForChange event also resulted in media attention. The Expresso Show - a popular morning show in South Africa - visited our project in Bo Kaap and broadcasted a wonderful segment about our project on Youth Day. The young girls at St. Pauls were also interviewed and did an amazing job. In the video, workshop participant Bongiwe (grade 6) explains how football makes her a better person and why she and her classmates love to come play. Please have a look at this wonderful video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c44oe19ajHw
We would like to thank you for all your generous donations this past quarter. Without your support, we wouldn’t be able to change the lives of so many girls in South Africa.