The Wild Frontiers Foundation kicked off 2020 with the sponsorship of the Gondar Girls’ Football Team, in Ethiopia. Our foundation is supporting the work of new charity partner, Link Ethiopia, who established the girls football team and coaching programme two years ago to help promote gender equality, self-confidence, fun and fitness for girls with otherwise little access to social growth activities.
Providing opportunities to move beyond the limitations of traditional gender roles, being part of the football team also gives the girls, aged between 13 and 16, the chance to learn new skills, leadership and develop a supportive network of friends.
The programme also runs regular information sessions for the 20 girls on puberty, sexual health, family planning, and the right over their bodies, along with providing menstrual hygiene management kits.
With the support of the Wild Frontiers Foundation, one of their goals for 2020 is for the team to participate in their first football tournament in Bahir Dar, and pit their skills against other girls' teams in the region.
We wish them all the luck for the 2020 football season and look forward to following their progress.