In 2016 the opportunity arose for UP to merge with International Inspiration, the London 2012 Olympic/Paralympic legacy organisation and a leader in the field of Sport for Development and Peace. International Inspiration had been championing the use of sport in development, to empower disenfranchised groups, and in public education and behaviour-change programmes, since 2007.
As the men’s World Cup draws to a close, we chat to Dorcas Amakobe – Executive Director of our partner organisation, Moving the Goalposts – about the possibilities football has opened up for young girls and women in Kenya.
Esse Mbeyu Akida shares how her passion for football motivated her to join Moving the Goalposts - our partner organisation, based in Kenya, which uses football as a tool to change the lives of disadvantaged girls and young women - and how she has carved out a successful career for herself.
25-year-old Sarah Rehema Kitsao first joined Moving the Goalposts (MTG) back in 2002. Sixteen years on, football is still a key part of her life. Here, she explains in her own words how her passion for the game has helped her grow and develop as an individual.
Mwanaidi Karisa explains in her own words how her love for football and refereeing has enabled her to "stand tall" in her community.