Girl Power Organization #Football People action week
Girl Power organization could manage to organize two days event in Giresun Turkey. The aim of the event was to activate football activities amongst refugees, asylum seekers in Turkey Giresun as well as raising awareness about refugee’s situation through #Football People week.
13/10 workshops for instructors and coaches took place in order to prepare for the event and divide the tasks.
14/10 the football festival kicked off at 14:00 the participants were kids age 6-14 boys and girls refugees mostly from Afghanistan and Syria.
The families also joined and cheered for their kids at the event, there were music and football fun activities. Kids were happy and enjoyed each moment of the event with the support of their families who came and cheered for them.
Part of the event was drawing contest amongst participants and the winner won the price presented by Girl Power Organisation.
The football pitch was divided into small stations with different fun football activities that were led by one of our instructors.
At the end of the program, certificates were given to all the participants to appreciate their participation.
The program ended up with the success the program was planned for 50 kids, it ended up with more than 60, and the families were requesting for more events/programs like that.
The Girl Power Organisation is planning to continue its activities in Giresun Turkey for refugees.
Girl Power Organisation is getting ready for #FootballPeople action week
14/10/18 14:00 Girl Power Organisation is taking part on #FootballPeople #Refugeewelcome action week, through two events for refugees. First football event will take place in Turkey Giresun on Luna Football Park. The event is a football festival for more than 80 participants boys and girls age 8-14. If you around save the date and come to Luna Park and enjoy the festival with us.
Frozan Tajali Former captain and former coach of U15 Afghanistan Women's National team. Now she is the Girl Power football instructor in Turkey she will lead the #FootballPeople action week program.
The aim of the program is raising awareness about the current situation of refugees/ Asylum seekers in Turkey, and also to encourage governmental and non-governmental organization to take an active part in the inclusion of minorities in society.
#Together we can create opportunities, share love and care for each other
Workshop on inclusion and social participation
15/09/17 The Girl Power Organisation was honored to be invited by RespAct/Camp Group to represent the organization, and to host a workshop for 30 German local schoolteachers at a conference in Kienbaum, which is the biggest sports center in Berlin, Germany, where the Olympic team's train.
The topic of the workshop was inclusion, and equal participation of student’s from minority groups, through teambuilding, trust, team cooperation games, and activities at schools.
At the end of the workshop, the Girl Power representatives asked for feedback from the workshops, and they also shared their own experience of working with minorities, especially with the refugee's communities.
The teachers shared their own experience and the issues that they faced during organizing school activities by involving students from minority groups. Knowledge from both sides was exchanged, and the issues were discussed. The solutions were suggested during the workshops and everyone agrees that in the end, Teamwork makes the dream work.
Summer Fun Football Festival
11.08.17 The Girl Power Organisation; organized football festival, with the collaboration of Earth Refugee organization for the kids between the ages of 8-10 years old who were living at the Skaramagas refugee center, which is one of the biggest refugee centers with more than 3500 refugees in Greece Athens.
Most of the refugees, who are living at the center, are young lonely men and women and some families.
The majority of refugees were from Syria and Afghanistan.
The event included a workshop for coaches, and volunteers, and a 1 one-day football festival.
The purpose of the event was ;
- To encourage the volunteers and coaches who are helping and training the refugee kids
- To exchange knowledge
- To help the kids to enjoy the fun games and teamwork
- To show support and attention to the refugees who lost their family members
Thank you to our sponsors, FARE network
RespAct for helping us to make this happen.
Kick out racism cup women’s football Tournament
27.08.17 - 30.08.17 In Berlin Germany, the Girl Power Organisation, managed to organize a joint football event, with Champions without border organization, which is based in Berlin, and Paris Les Degommeuses organization, which is based in Paris.
The event included football training, teambuilding workshops, fun games, and a one-day football tournament, which were named Kick Out Racism Cup.
The purpose of the event was to raise awareness about the refugee situation in Europe, and also to show support and encourage players to take an active part in the society that they are living.
It was a great experience, and great success for our organizations that we could manage to bring the minorities together (refugees, migrants, and homosexual), to exchange knowledge, to share their stories, challenges, and to have some fun experience together.
Hopefully, we will continue the partnership in the future to plan more events together.
Thanks to our sponsors and supports for helping us to make this event happen.
Skramages Refugee Center, Greece Athens
01/04/2017; Girl Power Organisation, with the collaboration of the Earth Refugee organization, could manage to arrange Fun football game, for awesome and beautiful kids at Skaramagas refugee camp. Thanks to hummel company for supporting us to donate some jerseys for those beautiful kids.
7th March 2017, London #RewritingTheCode Campaign
Girl Power Organisation honored to receive the 2017 Challange Award from Theirworld, the global education charity founded by Sarah Brown, as part of their campaign #RewritingTheCode. The aim of the campaign is to challenge all the embedded prejudices that prevent women and girls from achieving equality.
15-17 October 2016, Keinbaum Conference Berlin!
Girl Power Organisation honored and proud for representing and leading a workshop with cooperation Team Group/ RespAct, in Kienbaum conference in Berlin Germany!
The main focus of the conference were immigrants & refugees and their involvement in sports and education in Europe countries.
Girl power representatives held workshops, by organizing some fun indoor and outdoor games with the focus on helping refugee kids in integration and interacting with other kids in schools, sports clubs, and in society.
Participants of the conference were 150 school teachers and youth workers from Denmark and Germany.
UN Global Goals 2016 Women's World Cup
Our football players from around Europe recently took part in the UN Global Goals World Cup as part of the Girl Power Organization's Football Team. The Girl Power Team is a group of refugee and immigrant women who live in different European countries and come as together to play and use football as a tool to encourage other women around the world to stand for their rights.
The UN Global Goals World Cup is in its first year and was comprised of 24 teams. Each team was playing for one of the 17 global goals. The UN's Global Goal initiative and descriptions of each goal can be found here: http://www.globalgoals.org/#the-goals. Our team pledged that they were playing for Goal #10: Reduced Inequalities.
On May 15th, the girl power football players traveled from Holland, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, and Norway, to Copenhagen and enjoyed their first training together as a group in quite some time. It was good to get everyone together to bond and to shake off any jetlag and pre-tournament jitters. The training session made for some good laughs and great memories!
The tournament kicked off on May 17th and the team won all games in the first round, emerging as the group winner. They then advanced to the semifinals beating Danish team Metro Express with a score of 3-1. Unfortunately, the team lost in the final to Youth Fighters, also from Denmark, with a score of 1-3. It was an amazing experience and the team got to meet many people including Monica Gonzalez, former Team Captain of the Mexican Women's National Team, FIFA Executive Moya Dodd, and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt.
Congrats to our players for participating in such a worthy event and for reaching as far as they did. They are role models who can influence other women that come from different cultures and backgrounds to integrate with their societies and to not be afraid to participate in sports and lead healthy lifestyles. Their teammates around the world and the staff are very proud of them and their efforts!!
Thanks to our partners Fare network for supporting our team to experience such a joyful and great event.
A video of highlights from the trip and tournament can be viewed on the Girl Power Organization Football Team!
First Football Training of Girl power Running Team
May 07 2016. 9C. In a beautiful sunny weather Girl Power runner team had their first run, at Copenhagen city.
The team is mixed of immigrants, refugees, including women's from asylum Canter . They are preparing for 5Km race,which will take place in 15.August.2016 in Copenhagen city.
The aim, which the team is running & standing for is Gender equality & women empowerment.
Our partner Trampoline house is supporting us with players recruitment, and travel costs for them.
Trampoline house is an independent community centre in Copenhagen that provides refugees and asylum seekers in Denmark with a place of support community, and purpose.
17.May.2016 Girl Power football team will participate in Global Goals world cup women football tournament. The tournament is for women of all ages and backgrounds to experience the sheer joy of playing soccer and the meaningfulness of taking a stand for the world they want. The event will be organised by UNDP and Eir soccer, and it will take place in Copenhagen Denmark.