Check out how much one of The SEGway Project’s soccer girls, Hima, has grown for the better since she received the opportunity to go to school and play soccer!
Hima was the FIRST girl that the Notre Dame Women’s Soccer team sponsored through tie-dye cupcake sales in 2010. We consider her to be one of the catalysts behind the start of The SEGway Project. Her tremendous growth in the classroom and on the soccer field illustrate to us the power of the Girl Effect. Hima gives us hope and motivation. Even though we celebrate her success thus far, she serves as a constant reminder that their are millions of other “Hima’s” out there, waiting for their chance to go to school, play soccer, and to finally break the cycle of poverty they were born into.
Hima, age 6
Hima, age 6, before she had the opportunity to go to school.
Hima, age 11, reading at School.
Hima and TSP co-founder Lindsay at the temple in Surkhet, Nepal.
Despite torrential monsoon rains and blistering summer heat, the Kopila Valley girls have been busy practicing “football” with co-founder Lindsay after school. Nothing can stop these girls!
The SEGway Project would like to extend a big THANK-YOU to everyone who donated soccer equipment for this trip, especially Notre Dame Women’s Soccer for sending us with plenty of awesome soccer balls. The girls are thrilled to be able to practice with more than one ball that does not instantly pop – quite a luxury around here!
Our friends over at Activyst recently launched their campaign to help more girls around the world play sports. We think their bag AND their goal is pretty awesome! See for yourself: http://igg.me/at/activyst
Did you see it?! While Lindsay Brown was in NYC last week celebrating the United Nations’ FIRST International Day of the Girl, she was featured on the Today Show with Seventeen Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Ann Shoket. In case you missed it, you can check out their interview and see them talk all about Seventeen Magazine’s Pretty Amazing Contest and The SEGway Project here:
The SEGway Project’s Lindsay Brown won Seventeen Magazine’s Pretty Amazing Real-Girl Cover Contest! The October issue will hit newsstands September 11th so be sure to pick one up to learn more about The SEGway Project’s story. Lindsay is beyond thrilled to give a voice to all of the soccer girls she’s worked with in Nepal, Cambodia, and Kenya and would like to thank EVERYONE who voted! Because of you The SEGway Project now has the potential to help even more GIRLS in the developing world, THANK-YOU!
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