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GOALS for Armenia and Artsakh

Description

By using sport for social impact, Girls of Armenia Leadership Soccer (GOALS) aims to equip youth with confidence and resilience to face and resolve challenges both on and off the field.

Our goal is:

  • To initiate and create a network of Soccer Leagues, After-School Clubs, and Summer Camps in different parts of Armenia and Artsakh
  • To challenge and break down existing barriers of girls playing sports
  • To build a culture of empathy, kindness, and respect
  • To shape future leaders of change

The past couple of years have not been easy for Armenia and Artsakh. With the global pandemic and the war, we as a people have gone through many difficulties. But we are strong and we will persevere in the face of adversity. Through all of this GOALS has been able to maintain its social programming for girls and boys across Armenia and Artsakh. In 2021 we were able to engage and directly impact the lives of over 1000 girls across 8 regions in Armenia. With the launch of the Assarian Relief initiative we were able to provide sports programs to boys and girls that had been displaced because of the war both in Yerevan and across border villages in Syunik, we were even able to launch GOALS in Artsakh with 4 co-ed sports teams. 

As we look forward to 2022 our aim is to expand the quality of services we provide to our girls. This would include engaging our youth as leaders and coaches, providing in-depth trainings, frequent face to face on-site visits and most importantly the expansion of our reach especially in Artsakh. 

Your donations will be used towards obtaining and distributing sports gear, organizing after-school sports clubs, trainings, tournaments, and all sports-related operational costs. 

Region

8 Regions in Armenia & Artsakh

Start Date

December 2021

End Date

May 2022
GOALS for Armenia and Artsakh
$40,865 of $60,000 raised
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The Need
Throughout Armenia, there are limited opportunities for girls to play soccer. Despite having a strong desire to do so, girls cannot find the resources necessary or sporting groups that make experiencing the game a possibility. In addition, organized sport participation has several benefits to youth development such as leadership skills, teamwork skills, confidence building and improved overall physical health. The GOALS organization helps give young women the chance to play soccer through their GOALS Leagues, Media, Coach and Referee trainings, Camps and After-school Clubs while helping Armenian communities change the broader mindset limiting girls and women in many aspects of their lives and see that girls can and should be future leaders of their country!
Short Term Impact
GOALS will fill the gap of the lack of afterschool activities in the regions of Armenia and Artsakh by organizing non-formal education and development opportunities. Along with providing immediate health and hygiene education through sports, we will also facilitate conversations around mental health and wellbeing in a post-COVID world. We will also focus on building skills that will be necessary for success in sports and in life such as leadership, teamwork, sportsmanship, etc.
Long Term Impact
In the long-term, we envision and Armenia and Artsakh where all girls are empowered with equal opportunities
Sponsors Benefits
Sponsors will be listed on The Paros Foundation website, on the GOALS website, and in all relevant press of this important project.
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