The Resource Play like a girl : how a soccer school in Kenya's slums started a revolution, (ebook)

Play like a girl : how a soccer school in Kenya's slums started a revolution, (ebook)

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Play like a girl : how a soccer school in Kenya's slums started a revolution
Title
Play like a girl
Title remainder
how a soccer school in Kenya's slums started a revolution
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eng
Summary
Growing up and living in Kibera, Kenya, Abdul Kassim was well aware of the disproportionate number of challenges faced by women due to the extreme gender inequalities that persist in the slums. After being raised by his aunts, mother, and grandmother and having a daughter himself, he felt that he needed to make a difference. In 2002, Abdul started a soccer team for girls called Girls Soccer in Kibera (GSK), with the hope of fostering a supportive community and providing emotional and mental support for the young women in the town. The soccer program was a success, but the looming dangers of slum life persisted, and the young women continued to fall victim to the worst kinds of human atrocities. Indeed, it was the unyielding injustice of these conditions that led Abdul to the conclusion that soccer alone was not enough to create the necessary systemic change. In 2006, after much work, the Kibera Girls Soccer Academy (KGSA) was established with their first class of 11 girls and 2 volunteer teachers. Today, KGSA is composed of 20 full-time staff, provides a host of artistic and athletic programs for more than 130 students annually, and continues to expand. By providing academics inside and outside of the classroom along with artistic and athletic opportunities, KGSA inspires the young women of Kibera to become advocates for change within their own communities and for Kenya as a whole. Play Like a Girl tells the KGSA story through Abdul's voice and vision and the stories of key staff and students. It is written by Ellie Roscher who spent 2 summers doing research at KGSA and several years writing this book
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Midwest
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Roscher, Ellie
Dewey number
362.88082
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Soccer for girls
  • Soccer
  • Soccer
  • Girls
  • Girls
  • Slums
  • Kibera (Kenya)
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adult
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Play like a girl : how a soccer school in Kenya's slums started a revolution, (ebook)
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online resource
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multicolored
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txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781632280589
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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MWT11873857
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remote
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11873857
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MWT11873857
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Play like a girl : how a soccer school in Kenya's slums started a revolution, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781632280589
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11873857
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11873857
System control number
MWT11873857
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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