N$ 1.6 Million for NFA Galz & Goals

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The final two years of the NFA Galz & Goals will be reach new proportions as main benefactors UNICEF last week pumped in N$ 1.6 Million into the advancement of the Namibia Football Association (NFA) Flagship Development program Galz& Goals.

The programme, which saw 18 000 girls come through since 2009, forms part of the NFA Women football development and administration is aimed at collaboration of engaging adolescent girls age between 10-19 in social behavior change programmes particularly on healthy life style including HIV&AIDS through Sports for Development.

Going into its final years as per the approved UNICEF Board’s cooperation with the Namibian government , the UNICEF NAMIBIA 2014-2018 COUNTRY PROGRAMME, the international body’s country representative Micaela Marques De Sousa and NFA Secretary General Barry Rukoro last week signed the final terms of the agreements that saw an increased financial injection from N$ 900,000 to N$ 1.6 Million.

De Sousa said: “The programme consolidate the gains achieved in the past years and promote continuity of this flagship programme of empowering adolescent girls through Football and series of activities aimed at accelerating realization of the Rights of Children in Health, Education, Protection and adolescents Development and Participation.

For the new Galz & Goals season, two new football leagues will be introduced at Zambezi and Oshana regions in March 2017, while the funding will also cover refresher course for the football and Sport2Life training programmes in all the regions.

Rukoro said: “The improvement on monitoring and evaluation resources is also covered to better determined the impact of the programme on outcomes like. Behavioral change,HIV AND AIDS education, number of girls and coaches that enters the programme.”

The NFA Galz &Goals programme will this season alone cater for 4000 adolescent girls to participate u13, u15,u17 and u20 leagues in Oshana, Zambezi, Ohangwena, Kavango West, Otjozondjupa, Omaheke, Erongo, Khomas, Hardap and //Kharas.