HODI has been trying to engage girls for a long time and this year 2012 is the greatest of them all. Over 2,000 girls have been engaged through the HODI Girls Champion Initiative and the local community including the mothers of the girls are accepting that girls too can play football.
Over 10 schools have been involved in the school training program with 20 HODI coaches offering training in football and life skills. We made history by engaging the girls and female teachers in the trainings and slowly things changed 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 Moshi Tanzania to participate in a tournament and what is important is the fact that the HODI teams are led by girl’s coaches and team leaders for the first time ever. Girls are coaching fellow girls and taking up leadership responsibilities within the organization. We want to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support as we continue championing the rights of girls and women to take up leadership.
“What I have learn in HODI are life lessons and I want to impart that on other girls in the teams I coach” Dirre one of the girls coaches.
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