Friday, April 16, 2010

Health Fair at Girlz got Skillz

Monday, April 12, 2010

Girlz got Skillz

Hi All!

Hope everyone is doing well. I've been keeping busy the past couple of months with several projects. My biggest project has been organizing a Health Fair for Girlz got Skillz (see my prior post for details). The Health Fair took place this past Saturday and was a great success! Fifteen local organizations (Rape Crisis Centre, Sexual Abuse Clinic, HIV Testing, etc.) came to the Football for Hope Centre and passed out pamphlets on the services they offered.

Aside from Girlz got Skillz, I've been working with the Curriculum and Training Team to pretest several new activities and to create country profiles for each of the countries GRS works in. I've also been meeting with several organizations and individuals to set up different programs at the Football for Hope Centre. One of the current programs is called Skillz Street and was designed by Chris Barkley, GRS Program Manager, and is a league designed solely for girls. More than 100 screaming Grade Sevens show up at the FFH Centre each Wednesday for an hour of soccer and an hour of health education. Over the next few weeks, I'll be getting more and more involved in this program!

That's all for now. Pictures coming soon.