Founder & Director
Khalida Popal/ Popalzai
Born: 1987 Kabul, Afghanistan
- Graduated Teacher Training Institute Kabul Afghanistan
- Degree in Business Administration and Finance Kabul Afghanistan
- Degree International Marketing Management CPH-Business Academy Denmark
- Studying International Sports Management in CPH-Business Academy Denmark
- FIFA coaching license
- Founder & Director Girl Power Organisation
- Program and Event Director of Afghanistan Women's National Football Team
- Ambassador Street Child World Cup
- Event Manager & Mentor/ Refugee Consultant in COLUM
Former Leader of Afghanistan women's Football Committee
Former Finance Officer Afghanistan Football Federation
Former Captain Afghanistan Women's National Football Team
Teacher private schools in Kabul
Former Football Coach U/17 and U/15 Afghanistan women's Team
Co-Founder of Afghanistan women's Football
Click here to read Khalida Popal's story
Shabnam Mobarez, acts as a Girl Power Ambassador in Denmark, is helping to promote women's participation in sports in their communities and across the country.
She is also a coach of Girl Power Football Team. Mobarez is a 20-year-old girl, who has been playing soccer for 5-6 years. Recently Mobarez has been playing in BI Brønderslev, She played in more than 100 official and friendly games for her club. She is top scorer of her club. She has been also coaching one of the refugee teams in Denmark.
Her love and passion for soccer started when she moved to Denmark as an immigrant back in 2003. Mobarez Says” I was a young girl when I first embarked upon my love of soccer. I used to play with boys before even thinking twice about my gender or segregating myself in any other way”
Back in those days and even today, soccer to me is equivalent to dance. Dance is an expressive art, just like music, poetry or paintings - and soccer to me is that holy of art.
She Says, “Dancing with my feet to tune of the ball, gives me a pleasure no one will understand”.
Throughout the years, she has visited other countries, besides Afghanistan where she has been able to interact with the people that admire soccer. “Most of them are young girls with a similar dream". I hear their stories of pursuing their goals for the future. I see the thrill of emotions they each uphold as they speak of their aspirations, and it reminds me of where I have come from. I hope that I can inspire these girls, not just for a future in soccer, but as a lesson that hard work, dedication, and a little hope goes a long way “Mobarez”.
Click here to find Mobarez in the list of top scorer’s, Bi-net.dk
Born - 1993 in Afghanistan, and grown up in Russia and Denmark, now lives in Denmark since 2001.
Educational Background: Doing her Master Degree in Law at the University of Copenhagen Faculty of Law.
Current occupation: Student job at the Danish Immigration Service in the Asylum office.
Mentor/youth consultant and a former teaching assistant at Fredensborg Municipality and Rudersdal Municipality worked in Youth Centers with youngsters between the ages of 13-18 from 16 different countries, who spoke different languages and belonged to different cultural and social backgrounds.
Worked with the youngsters in a different arrangement, where music has been the main focus to integrate the youngsters in the Danish society, and create a mutual ground and build a bridge between youngsters from different countries, cultures, and religions.
Primarily task at Rudersdal Youth Center was to be with the young boys and girls and be a part of their development and help them with any issue they might have.
Zumba Instructor: One year Zumba Fitness, and dance instructor
Implementing Zumba dance, and fitness to empower women of the minority group in society, and encourage them towards a healthy lifestyle.
Have also thought Zumba Fitness at a popular “Sportday” in a public school in a city called Kokkedal. It was a success as many youngsters in this area are very much interested in participating in physical activities.
Worked with kids and youngsters at both public school and youth centers, which in the future could be interested in making activities with the refugees arriving in a municipality.
Media & Finance Officer
Born – 1993
Current – Student of Medical Science Uppsala University
Graduated - Nursing School - Yrkesintroduktion Didaktus Liljeholmen Sweden
Courses attended - Social Media Marketing
FIFA – Football Coaching License
Current Job – Nurse Uppsala Sweden
Media & Finance officer - Girls Club
Football Instructor – Refugee youth team