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#TeamUp to Empower Women and Girls through Sport
Jun
30
4:00 PM16:00

#TeamUp to Empower Women and Girls through Sport

Former participants of the Global Sport Mentoring Program by the US Department of States and the University of Teneessee Center for Sport Peace and Society will share their tips and stories on how sport can empower women and girls. It will be about women leadership and the crazy use of sport to level up women and girls.

FACILITATORS

Carole Ponchon is the founder of BeInnovActiv in France.

Júlia Vergueiro is the owner and CEO of Pelado Real Futebol Clube in Brazil.

Silvija Mitevska is the President and Program Director of TAKT NGO in Macedonia.

Akhona Makalima is the first certified female soccer referee in South Africa.

Caroline Lembe is a boxing trainer at N’Wicha Boxing School in Belgium.

Carmen Pozo Rios is the founder of Super Poderosas and first female sports journalist in Bolivia.

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Co-Ed Gender Awareness on the Field
Jun
30
12:00 PM12:00

Co-Ed Gender Awareness on the Field

Welcome to DISCOVER FOOTBALL. As a non-profit organization we use sport as a tool to empower women and promote intercultural understanding. We organize international exchanges, conferences and tournaments during which women and girls build skills and share knowledge that helps them gain autonomy, mobility and power.

At the Equal Playing Field Cultural Program, you have the chance to join us in a Gender Awareness Workshop. In a mixed group we will deal with stereotypes and try out some blind football.

Let's get started! Sign up for the workshop now and come over. We are looking forward to seeing you there.

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Sport to Empower Girls: Jordan Case Study
Jun
29
7:30 PM19:30

Sport to Empower Girls: Jordan Case Study

Presentation of an in depth case study on how sport can be linked to female empowerment. Presenters are Yasmeen Shabsough and Assmaah Helal.


FACILITATOR BIOS

Yasmeen Shabsough is a Jordanian National Team footballer, 2 x Guinness World Record Holder, and works with GIZ Sport for Development throughout Jordan. Yasmeen started playing football at the age of 12, she won the National League Title 4 times with her professional club. And represented Jordan with the national team in many international tournaments.

Yasmeen works for GIZ S4D she trains PE teachers, football coaches and university students how to combine social skills with sportive skills in developmental workshops, which they then implement in their own community’s training sessions. Most recently Yasmeen began leading youth leadership workshops, inspiring teens to harness their abilities and skills to become the next set of local change makers. In 2016, Yasmeen was part of the local organizing committee for the FIFA U17 Women's World Cup in Jordan.

Assmaah Helal

Assmaah is the Program Operations Manager at Creating Chances, and Football United, and has over ten years' experience combining her passion for sport and education to contribute to strengthening the capacity of young people, particularly, but not exclusively, women and girls, so that they can lead positive change in their communities. Assmaah has a background in youth work, sports development, advocacy and leadership and sits on the advisory committee of GoActive Women. She has curated youth advocacy and leadership programs, camps and forums across Australia, the Commonwealth and in Indonesia.

Natasha Hill

Having played football for two years it wasn't until volunteering as a coach for Football United in 2012 that Natasha Hill learnt about the endless ways football can be used to create positive change, and since has developed a tremendous passion for the sport. Her commitment, hard work and passion for football led her to be selected, as one of just ten people, from around the world to attend an international workshop run by UN Women in partnership with Valencia Football Club. Natasha is a highly respected and inspirational member of her community and has been instrumental in increasing female participation in football over the years. She is currently the President of Punchbowl United Football Club, coach of the Under 14 Girls team and All Age Women’s team as well as a member of the Canterbury District & Soccer Football Associations Committee for Female Football. Natasha is also the Community Programs Coordinator for Football United (Creating Chances), using football as a vehicle to drive positive youth development and social cohesion.

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Life Skills Through Football Session
Jun
29
9:00 AM09:00

Life Skills Through Football Session

Participate in Life Skills Through Football Sessions with Coaches from Football for All in Vietnam!

Coaches from Football for All in Vietnam will take you through activities that develop life skills through football, which they deliver with children and youth throughout Vietnam.

Football for All in Vietnam (FFAV) aims to build a sustainable network of non-competitive grassroots football clubs that integrate life skills around HIV/AIDS prevention, the risks of explosive remnants of war, and hygiene into football activities. The organisation targets young people from all backgrounds with an emphasis on including typically marginalized children. All clubs must have a fifty percent female participation rate.

COACHES BIOS

1. NGUYEN THI HOA:

My name is Hoa. I have been working for FFAV for nearly 10 years. I am very proud to be part of FFAV's family who has been working hard during the past 16 years to promote inclusive and non-competitive football with life skills integration in schools which resulted in them staying in school, reducing the dropout rate.

My job with FFAV engages mostly on marketing, fundraising and networking. Therefore, it is my privilege to join the Football Festival where I will be able to connect with other members of football family for learning and exchange.

2. PHAN THI THU HUONG:

I am Huong and I have been engaging with Football for All in Vietnam for more than 10 years. Currently I am in charge of program and life skill department and working directly with the community in order to inspire and provide technical support to promote sustainable grassroot football clubs for children regardless gender, age, and background. I love my job very much and be proud to be a part of the journey.

I am married and have two sons. My sons love football very much and they do play twice a week. I love football too, but I cannot play football well. I love travelling, learning new things and networking with new friends/ colleagues. I am excited to France to see new friends, share our culture and learn from friends of football bodies/agencies.

3. HUA THI TO NGA:

My name is Hua Thi To Nga. I am 36 years old; I am married and have 2 children. I am now a physical teacher at Phu Mau Secondary school, Phu Vang district, Thua Thien Hue province. I love sports and often participate into life skill activities. I am a social, energetic person and love to explore and learn new things, but I am in a manner of full responsibility in working.

4. HOANG THI THANH THUY:

My name is Hoang Thanh Thuy. I am 35 years old, married and have one daughter. I am a physical teacher at Huong Van Primary school in A Luoi district. The school where I am working has the most children who have difficult life situations. However, they are good students and love to play sports, especially football. I have a strong interest in Taekwondo and love to play sports. I often play chess when I have time. I am an open minded person, sense of humour and full responsibility in working.

5. TON THI HOAI MO

My name is Ton Thi Hoai Mo and I was born on 25th September 1981. I am now a physical teacher at Thuy Bang secondary school in Huong Thuy district, Thua Thien Hue province. I am married and have one son and one daughter. I am a straightforward, honest, modest person and I am creative in working. I love to play sports such as football, badminton and swimming. I often play football and swimming with children every afternoon. I also love travelling and exploring new things and places.

6. PHAN THI THUY MAY

My name is Phan Thi Thuy May and I am 35 years old. I was graduated from Sport University in Da Nang and now I am working as a physical teacher at Phuong Duc Primary School for 12 years. I am married and have 2 children. I love to play sports especially football. I love meeting people, sharing football stories and teaching experience with other colleagues.

7. HO THI MINH THUONG:

My name is Ho Thi Minh Thuong and I was born in 30th October 1983. I am working as a physical teacher at Loc Bon Secondary school, Phu Loc district, Thua Thien Hue province. I am married and have 2 sons. I am a modest, honest and straight forward person and especially have high sense of responsibility in working. I love sports therefore I play badminton very morning and play football with my students very often. I also love travelling.

8. DO THI NGOC CHAM:

I am Cham - Do Thi Ngoc Cham. I am a former national football player. I was awarded Vietnam Golden Football in 2008, excellent female football player and best scorer of Vietnam from 2007 to 2011 and I am now the ambassador of grassroot football of Vietnam.

I am a football coach and Director of a Community Football Centre which is providing trainings and practice for children from the age of 5 to 15 in Hanoi. I hope football can connect everybody from all over the world regardless age, gender and wealthy condition. Football connects passion and I love football.

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Engaging Girls in Football in Rural Contexts
Jun
27
4:30 PM16:30

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.

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