GOALS for Armenia and Artsakh
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.