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Sport and future for slum girls, an italian project

AC Milan could support it: vote Alice for Children onlus

12-10-2021 by Leni Frau

The future of many girls from the slums of Dandora and Korogocho in Nairobi, thanks to the Italian non-profit organization Alice for Children, can also pass through sport.
The project of a women's 5-a-side soccer league in the deprived areas of the capital can be financed in part by the Milan Foundation, if you, the readers, will help Alice for Children through your vote.
In fact, there is time until November 11 to vote for the best project of the contest "Sport for Change - From Milan to the World", a charity and social initiative that the Milan Foundation has set up to reward one of the six projects presented by six non-profit organizations around the world, with a donation of 50,000 euros to support it.
At the base of the Alice for Children initiative there is the belief that sport, in tandem with educational activities and psychological support, can be the perfect tool to allow girls to become, in the future, strong and independent women: the competition on the field will become a pretext to recognize their strength and their value, and then learn to fight for their rights and for a more inclusive society.
Chloe, one of the girls on the Alice for Children five-a-side football team, is 14 years old and lives in Dandora, the slum next to the largest landfill in Africa.
Her mother lived like many other residents of Dandora, looking through the garbage for objects to sell and even scraps of food to eat. Chloe recounts that from a young age she accompanied her mother to the dump and her future seemed doomed, until Alice for Children took care of her. Now she is one of the 1000 girls that the Italian association supports in the school of Dandora. For her and her classmates, soccer is a way to gain strength, feel equal to boys and avoid ending up in the whirlpool of exploitation, petty crime and the many other pitfalls of the hell of the metropolis.
If the Alice for Children project succeeds in winning over other noble initiatives in South America, Australia, Asia and Europe, the Foundation of the Rossoneri team will be able to finance the construction of a soccer field and a safe structure to train the girls, in addition to organizing a real championship with other teams formed thanks to a training carried out in the schools of Dandora and Korogocho where 2500 girls study thanks to Alice for Children.
To take part in the contest, it is necessary to access the site fondazionemilan.org/contest and register, filling in a special registration form. Only name, surname, age and email will be asked.

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