Last Sunday, Yuva a Jharkhand based NGO which works for girl empowerment won the Laureus sport for good honor award.
Winning this, they became the third in the nation to have begged the reputable honor.
Out of 450 girls 4 girls, Radha, Hima, Nita & Konika stepped out to receive the award on behalf of Yuva at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco.
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The NGO was founded by American Franz Gastler and Rose Thomson Gastler in the year 2009.
How would we describe #Laureus19?— #Laureus19 (@LaureusSport) February 18, 2019
Well they say a picture paints a thousand words.
To Monaco, our nominees and winners, the Laureus Academy, and everyone in the @LaureusSport family, thank you! pic.twitter.com/ra8w9H0n0S
Since then, they have been running a football program in rural Jharkhand covering 450 girls.
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We're on our way! One day into our holiday campaign, and we've already reached one third of our goal to fund two teachers' salaries for 2019 (including a generous offline donation of $2,500). Thank you so much for your support! To donate, click the link our bio. Here's a story from one of the remarkable young women of Yuwa: "When I was younger, I worked hard to help my family. With my mother, I watered the crops and planted and harvested rice. Several times a day, I brought water from the well. I went to a government school, and grazed cattle all afternoon. I thought studying was a waste of time. I knew that by the time I reached high school, I, like many of the girls I knew, would get married." 16-year-old Seema has big plans. When she first joined a Yuwa team, she was the smallest girl on the field. Today, she is a coach and manager of an enthusiastic team of more than 20 young players and one of the top students in her 10th standard class. In August of this year, Seema traveled by herself to the US to participate in a Young Leaders Institute at Washington University of St. Louis. She returned to India brimming with confidence and ideas, eager to keep exploring and show other girls in her village where education can take you. Seema hasn't settled for simply helping herself. In June 2018, she encouraged her family to send two of her younger girl cousins to Yuwa School. Seema offered to pay for their school fees herself with the money she earns from coaching. Today, Seema's two younger cousins are thriving in an educational environment that rewards creativity, curiosity, and generosity.
The legends- Arsene Wanger, Cafu, Boris Backer, and James Marsden also played with the girls before the event.
What happens when #Laureus19 Sport for Good winners @YuwaFootball come up against a Legends team made up of @officialcafu, Arsene Wenger, @TheBorisBecker and Hollywood actor James Marsden?— #Laureus19 (@LaureusSport) February 17, 2019
🎙 @ConorMcNamaraIE pic.twitter.com/bq2FvHEvO5
Twitter celebrated the victory with congratulatory messages for the brave girls.
Congratulations @YuwaFootball, #Laureus19 Sport for Good Award winners.— FIFA Women's World Cup 🇫🇷 (@FIFAWWC) February 18, 2019
Empowering girls through sport to overcome violence.
"My name is Neeta, and I choose my own future." ❤️pic.twitter.com/uhTNRhqXzM
The confidence and passion with which @YuwaFootball girl delivered her experience in front of the fame global audience is something which should inspire millions of our girls in India.— Shaji Prabhakaran (@Shaji4Football) February 19, 2019
Keep up the great work #YuwaFootball https://t.co/ta80tAA9n9
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