Weʼre raising £5,000 to fund a football project for teenage girls, in north-eastern Brazil.
- Luton, UK
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Using football as a tool to make a difference.
Many young people in Brazil have lives affected by abject poverty, broken/ violent homes, as well as drug and gang cultures in their communities. In 2015 I visited football projects in Fortaleza, that sought to help boys escape this reality and instead inject them with positivity, affirmation, team building, as well as Christian values. This impacted me so much that by the end of that year I resigned from my permanent job, gave up my accommodation to become a missionary.
After visiting a further 3 times, in Spring 2018, I ran a 10 week football project for girls aged between 10 and 14. There was a good response, so I am returning in January 2019 to establish this as a permanent venture.
This work is voluntary and completely self funded - which is where you come in! I can't raise enough money on my own; I need you to help. The funds raised will contribute towards flights, rent, food, transport etc, as well as resources and equipment e.g. footballs, cones, bibs, small nets. The existing equipment is well worn to say the least!
Football captures the hearts and attention of boys and girls, yet few girls have the opportunity to play in teams. I'm determined to help change that; not only teaching them football and teamwork skills, but investing in their characters, affirming and encouraging them to grow to be women who make a positive difference in their communities.
Thank you for your generous donation and for making a difference into the lives of young women.
God bless you.
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Oct 26, 2018
Praying this project gets off the ground and that it has a positive lasting impact on the girls and individuals this touches. May god bless your work!
Jul 24, 2018
Joanne,Praying you can make this happen.JeanetteX
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