Moving the Goalposts Kilifi (MTGK) is a women and girls rights organisation, based in Kilifi County, Kenya. The organisation uses football to develop essential life skills – confidence, leadership, self esteem – of vulnerable young women. Girls and women in Kilifi are some of the world’s most disadvantaged people. Low retention in school, early and unwanted pregnancies and vulnerability to HIV/AIDS trap them in a cycle of poverty. MTGK uses local and youth-centred approaches to tackle these issues, ensuring girls’ participation as leaders and decision makers. Football also provides a unique entry point for reproductive health, human rights and economic empowerment initiatives.
TackleAfrica has worked with MTGK since 2012, running football courses for their senior coaches, as well as jointly implementing a three year HIV education programme with eighty coaches and over 1,500 beneficiaries.