Gender Equality and Empowerment through Soccer

When I reminisce about playing soccer as a young girl in California, I remember the sheer excitement I felt every Saturday morning right before the first whistle blew. I remember that the best feeling in the world was to celebrate a goal. I remember my smiling teammates with matching uniforms and enthusiastic cheers and I remember the confidence gained from being part of a team. Little did I know that my participation in the game was shaping me into the woman I am today. The invaluable knowledge, social skills and …Read More

Soccer: A Tool For Development

Every weekend many soccer fans around the world are glued to their television screens to watch their favourite team play, whether it will be Manchester United, Barcelona and so on. Unfortunately, what do not attract media attention are the organisations that work hard to give children opportunity to play the sport billions of people watch every week. Non-profit organisation HavServe has been working closely with the communities in Haiti since the devastating earthquake in January 2010 by putting in place programs and working on projects to end the extreme poverty …Read More

Team HavServe Initiative in Haiti to Empower Youth, Boys, and Girls

Empower Youth, Boys, and Girls in Haiti Contribution to MDG 3: Empowering Youth, Boys and Girls What is the problem and how can Sports For Development advocates help youth, boys and girls in Haiti’s small villages? Amidst the destroyed buildings, lost lives, and heartache caused by the devastating 2010 earthquake many young Haitians have taken comfort and found hope in their love of soccer. Haiti lost at least 30 soccer coaches, players, and administrators in the quake – many in the collapse of the three story concrete building that housed the …Read More