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Sport and SDGs case study: We Yone Child Foundation

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Sport and SDGs case study: We Yone Child Foundation

We support girls empowerment programmes tailored to the education of vulnerable children and their caregivers in slums and hard to reach areas.

How does your organisation work toward achieving the SDGs?

We Yone Child Foundation uses football through our annual tournament to educate students and community stakeholders to end teenage pregnancy, early and forced child marriage including encouraging enrolment and retention in schools. Scholarship, livelihood support and women and girls empowerment programmes which are tailored to support the education of vulnerable children and their caregivers in slums and hard to reach areas. We target out of school and children who are at risk of dropping out of school.

Which specific goals do you target?

  • Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
  • Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
  • Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

What changes have you made to your work since the SDGs were introduced in January 2016? 

  • We have constructed one primary school and recruited and trained seven teachers
  • Supported 150 vulnerable girls with scholarships
  • 50 caregivers supported with family business grant
  • Seven local women recruited into our skill training centre
  • 1072 pupils reached with our teenage pregnancy campaigning through our football and outreach programmes

How is your organisation measuring progress?

Our organisation has Programmes and M&E officers who design M&E tools including excel workbooks for each of our projects to analyse our data collected using our tools. Tools are designed based on the project objectives and expected outcomes.

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Friday, July 13, 2018 - 15:17

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