Update on the Gondar Girls' Football Team
The Wild Frontiers Foundation has re-signed for another season with the Gondar Girls' Football Team in Ethiopia.
Working with our partner, Together We Learn Ethiopia, we kicked off our support for the female empowerment initiative in 2020.
Despite covid and conflict in the region, the project has since reached 43 teenage girls from low-income families.
As well as improving fitness and health through sport and nutrition, weekly training sessions aim to improve confidence and self-esteem, provide a safe space to play, and created a valuable peer support network for girls living in a society where their roles and opportunities are often limited by gender.
“[Since I joined the team] I developed the confidence to speak with my friends and my coach. I feel confident both at school and at home but in the beginning, I was shy in both. My physical fitness is also improved. Though I am thin, I am strong and healthy.” Adina, a member of the girls’ football team
We are looking forward to seeing the girls score more goals in 2023!