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 Sport  Jordan Project #17231

Sports to Empower 500+ Refugee Girls in Jordan

by Reclaim Childhood, Inc.
Sports to Empower 500+ Refugee Girls in Jordan
Sports to Empower 500+ Refugee Girls in Jordan
Sports to Empower 500+ Refugee Girls in Jordan
Sports to Empower 500+ Refugee Girls in Jordan
Sports to Empower 500+ Refugee Girls in Jordan
Sports to Empower 500+ Refugee Girls in Jordan
Sports to Empower 500+ Refugee Girls in Jordan
Sports to Empower 500+ Refugee Girls in Jordan
Sports to Empower 500+ Refugee Girls in Jordan
Sports to Empower 500+ Refugee Girls in Jordan
Sports to Empower 500+ Refugee Girls in Jordan
Sports to Empower 500+ Refugee Girls in Jordan
Sports to Empower 500+ Refugee Girls in Jordan
Sports to Empower 500+ Refugee Girls in Jordan
Sports to Empower 500+ Refugee Girls in Jordan
Sports to Empower 500+ Refugee Girls in Jordan
Sports to Empower 500+ Refugee Girls in Jordan
Sports to Empower 500+ Refugee Girls in Jordan
Sports to Empower 500+ Refugee Girls in Jordan
Sports to Empower 500+ Refugee Girls in Jordan
Sports to Empower 500+ Refugee Girls in Jordan
Sports to Empower 500+ Refugee Girls in Jordan
Sports to Empower 500+ Refugee Girls in Jordan
Sports to Empower 500+ Refugee Girls in Jordan
Sports to Empower 500+ Refugee Girls in Jordan
Sports to Empower 500+ Refugee Girls in Jordan
Sports to Empower 500+ Refugee Girls in Jordan

Summary

We use sports as a vehicle of empowerment for refugee girls & local women in Jordan. In a region where gender inequality is still the norm, sport is another privilege reserved for boys. RC hosts after-school leagues for young girls to gain the life-skills, confidence, hope and ambition that comes from team games. We also train and hire local young women as coaches, providing valuable income for their families and showing communities that female empowerment leads to positive changes for everyone.

$1,332
total raised
15
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years

Challenge

Across the MENA region women are still treated as secondary citizens with limited rights and often destined to a life of domestic chores, with few opportunities to gain employment or even socialize outside familial circles. By participating in RC's regular basketball and soccer leagues, these girls learn that equality, like sports, should be a right for all.

Solution

With community backing, RC facilitates long-term after school sport programming for girls to increase girls' self-esteem and develop essential life skills, while also providing a stable income and crucial employment means for young women as coaches. This project's positive impact is sustained through our strong relationships with participants' extended families, and local investment in everyone - from bus drivers to home cooks.

Long-Term Impact

This project will provide 500 refugee girls and 15 female coaches with an avenue to empowerment, using sport to inspire the confidence and drive needed to challenge society's boundaries, shape their own identities and achieve their goals.

Resources

http:/​/​www.reclaimchildhood.org
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Organization Information

Reclaim Childhood, Inc.

Location: San Francisco, CA - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @RChildhood
Project Leader:
Lara Farah
Fundraising Manager
San Francisco, CA United States

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