THEMBALETHU FOUNDATION

 changing lives of girl child and bringing hope through football


AFRICA faces consequences of dealing with HIV infections and it is clear that children of all ages are to deal with a myriad of complex and taboo issues. lt seemed likely that many infected parents would not live long enough to see their children into adulthood and many children would  have to deal with bereavement at a young age . Parental guilt and involving subject we least like to talk to children about , drug use , sexuality and death, all of this is within a climate of stigma where families live in fear of potential reaction provoked by the disease among st those around them , making it less easy to ask for help and causing increased concerns. A child whose mother has cancer might expect to receive sympathy and support from teachers, neighbours and friends. Parents with HIV know that this cannot be expected when HIV and AIDS is Mentioned ..However, the community still needs to do something for the poor needy kids. Every effort you make to contribute will make a difference to some souls in AFRICA,

SAVE A GIRL CHILD - NO WOMAN NO WORLD

People love to have a mother, wife girlfriend and sister. Then why not help a daughter the woman of tomorrow.

 GIRLS ARE OVERLOOKED THEIR END IS A TRAGEDY

The girls have been overlooked for centuries. They cannot grow up to be the good women of tomorrow. As opposed to boys, girls are disadvantaged in many ways.

  • JOBS : some jobs are still for men
  • SPORTS: 90% Sports personnel are men, hence less income for women.
  • EDUCATION: As boys go to school, girls remain home being groomed to be house wives.

CULTURE

  • Most women in Africa are House wives
  • Their main jobs consists of looking after kids, the elderly and cooking
  • They are forced into marriages which are arranged by their families
  • Most of them drop out of school just to do house chores
WHY USE FOOTBALL/SPORTS:

One of the tools in modern era which has been useful to reach out and raise awareness is football/sports.

Sports brings smiles, hope, unites people and can even help solve problems faced by the girl child.

BENEFITS

  • Reduce the spread of STI’s especially HIV and AIDS, a contemporal issue to reckon on.
  • Sports open doors to education and scholarships
  • Sports gives and empowers the girl child to have a voice and be able to say NO!
  • The girl child is given an opportunity to earn a living through football
  • Sports gives them an identity to reckon with as a person
  • Their confidence and self-esteem is improved as they set goals and achieve them in life
  • Through engaging in sports, pressure and stress related issues become manageable

APPEAL

Girls soccer is one of the modern tools through which women in the modern world are emancipated from the trials and tribulations entrenched by male chauvinism in a patriarchal society. Women always bring progress. A progress to a woman means a progress in the family, community and country at large. Together we can change the life of a girl child.

TOGETHER YES WE CAN! - CHANGING LIVES & BRINGING HOPE THROUGH FOOTBALL

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