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Engaging Girls in Football in Rural Contexts

Facilitator Bio

Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Loyola University Chicago. After working 3 ½ years in Italy in film production, she attended Trinity College Dublin, graduating with a Master of Philosophy in International Peace Studies.Her attention turned to the sport for social development sector where she knew she could use her strong academic background and passion for sports to affect social change. The past six years Sarah has lived and in India, Cambodia, Philippines, Haiti, Jordan, and Kenya, and Nepal working with and managing grassroots sport for development non profit's which uses football and education as a platform for girl empowerment and combating social discriminations/norms.

Currently Sarah is the Partnership Manager of the Asian and African continents for Equal Playing Field's Festival of Football Challenge 2019. She recently co-founded a non profit in Nepal, Atoot, which uses football, education, life skill workshops and positive mentorship for girl empowerment, prevention of human trafficking + child marriage/labor and isolation.