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Spring 2012

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Kenya: Islam and Swahili Cultural Identity


Girls and Women in Kilifi District, Kenya are some of the world’s poorest and most disadvantaged people. Low retention rates in school, early and unintended pregnancies, and vulnerability to HIV/AIDS trap them in a cycle of intense poverty. Moving the Goalpost (MTG) in Kilifi uses football to empower girls and young women, helping them to fulfill their potential by engaging them in sport and educational development projects. This report analyzes the goals, challenges, and successes of MTG through understanding its organization capacity, and offers recommendations for improvement.


Civic and Community Engagement | Family, Life Course, and Society | Inequality and Stratification | Place and Environment | Women's Studies | Work, Economy and Organizations


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