The spark that started Girls of Armenia Leadership Soccer (GOALS) was first lit when the Football Federation of Armenia (FFA) disbanded the women’s national team program in 2013, citing budget cuts. In reaction, GOALS was created in 2015 with the aim of establishing safe spaces to play soccer as a way to empower young girls from underprivileged and underserved villages to become leaders, speak their minds, and challenge social norms.

 

ayo projects

During 2018, GOALS plans to launch a female soccer league in the Kotayk Region. Recognizing the lack of facilities and opportunities for girls in this region to be involved in sport and society, GOALS will work with young girls with the aim of changing their mindsets regarding women’s role in society through sport.

 

ayo projects

Through these initiatives, girls will learn about leadership and teamwork by playing sports for social impact interactive games aimed to educate and encourage discussions around social issues such as human rights, equality, and civic activism. Join us in saying Ayo! to a new generation of strong women in Armenia!

Completed Projects