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Name of ProjectSoccer Skillz Girls Counterpart Training
ContactN O'Neal
Description of ProjectOur project is a training for 25 Volunteer counterparts in girls' empowerment, reproductive health and malaria education. Through this five-day training, our counterparts will learn how to implement the Grassroots Soccer curricula referred to as SKILLZ Girl (girls' empowerment and reproductive health) as well as SKILLZ Malaria (malaria information). This education and empowerment given from the training will give our counterparts the ability to apply these curricula to run camps or after-school activities in our communities to educate girls. It is our hope to apply the information learned from this training to implement Grassroots Soccer camps or after-school activities within our respective volunteer communities during our service.

Our counterparts are already strong leaders within our communities and this training will equip them with the necessary tools to be able to empower girls within our communities with soccer skills, self-confidence, reproductive health knowledge, as well as malaria knowledge through application of these curricula. With this knowledge, girls in our community will take away confidence, knowledge about reproductive health, knowledge regarding malaria, and will be able to make informed decisions to lead healthy lives.

This project has been designed to expand access to education for girls in Liberia as part of the Let Girls Learn Program. Learn more at letgirlslearn.peacecorps.gov.

WCPCA Contribution to Project$500
Date of Contribution1-30-17