Children
 India
Project #8487

Support Youth-Led Change in India through Football

by Yuwa
Jun 20, 2012

Summer means Yuwa new developments have heated up!

Nike GameChangers Center is near completion!

Yuwa was awarded the $25,000 grant from Nike and Architecture for Humanity in 2011 to build a soccer field and academic center on the ground in India.  After months of construction the facility is nearly completed.  This complex will serve a number of Yuwa youth for many years to come.  Click here to view most recent photos:

https://picasaweb.google.com/franz.gastler/ConstructionOfYuwaGamechangersCenterMyGameIsBeautiful#

Colorado Rush Soccer Invites Yuwa Girl- Pusha to visit and participate in Academy

14 year old Yuwa soccer stand-out has been invited to travel to U.S (Colorado) for 6 months to live and participate in the Colorado Rush’s exclusive soccer academy.  She will be attending school, while honing her soccer skills through 1st class soccer instruction.  This will be a great experience for her, as she will be staying with a host family while experiencing a new culture!  Stay tuned to website for updates!  www.yuwa-india.org

Ranchi Girls Turn to Football

"India Today," a morning show broadcasted across India, featured a clip of Yuwa during it's headlines segment. Check out some of the amazing moves the Yuwa girls in the clip.

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/video/ranchi-girls-turn-to-football/1/199696.html

Football gives girls of a village near Ranchi a shot at a new life

One of India's largest newspapers "The Indian Express" recently ran a featured article on Yuwa. The highlights include the girls success on the field and how it is contributing to a better education and livelyhood. Also featured is Yuwa's continual push for land dedicated to the program.

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/video/ranchi-girls-turn-to-football/1/199696.html

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Yuwa

Location: Chicago, IL - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.yuwa-india.org
Project Leader:
Tim Deming
Minneapolis, Minnesota United States

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