Soccer is more than a sport - it can improve mental and physical health and provide a sense of belonging. However, in Nablus, Palestine, teenage girls face limited access to sports activities, impacting their physical and mental well-being. TYO launched a soccer league for girls to develop their mobility, stress management, communication, and teamwork skills in a safe and supportive environment. The program provides a much-needed opportunity for girls to improve their overall well-being.
Nablus teenage girls have limited access to sports activities, leading to stress, low self-esteem, and other related issues. Playing sports also teaches valuable life skills, but the lack of access hinders personal and professional development. Mena, who plays soccer at TYO, spoke about her experience: "There are soccer fields in Nablus, but I can't really go there because the boys are already playing. I don't feel comfortable. At TYO, I can play safely with other girls my age.
TYO's soccer league provides a safe and supportive space for girls to learn and develop soccer skills. The program builds mobility, stress management, communication, and teamwork skills while promoting physical and mental well-being. Experienced coaches guide girls to learn and build self-esteem, confidence, and resilience. By playing on the same team, girls feel more confident and learn essential life skills that will help them in other areas of their lives.
Seeing the other girls play, I think they are so strong! They show me what I want to become. I feel more and more confident playing with them." Mena's experience shows how soccer changes lives. Contributions are essential for expanding the impact of a program and sustaining it over time. Donations from this campaign will help these girls have a coach and an official team jersey. By contributing, you can help break down barriers and empower these girls to become confident and resilient women.