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XIENG KHOUANG, LAOS
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XIENG KHOUANG, LAOS

Spirit of Soccer Educates 29 Coaches in Laos and Holds Grassroots Development Festival Spirit of Soccer organized a Football ‘D’ License coaching course for 29 participants in Xieng Khouang Province in partnership with the Lao Football Federation (LFF) and support from the US Government. The course was led by Mr. Somsack Keodala with support from...

PAILIN, CAMBODIA
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PAILIN, CAMBODIA

This week we sponsored 25 school teachers to participate in the first ever AFC D License coach certification course in Pailin. .Pailin is a province in western Cambodia at the northern edge of the Cardamom Mountains near the border of Thailand. The region was heavily mined during decades of war and is the former stronghold of...

CALI, COLOMBIA
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CALI, COLOMBIA

Last week we held a four-day coaching workshop in Cali, Colombia and concluded with a Mine Risk Education (MRE) & Football Festival. The program drew 11 new coaches and 167 participants. Thank you to our in-country team for all your hard work during the training! We will continue to educate people with the skills to...

February 20, 2019February 21, 2019by In News
NINEVAH, IRAQ
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NINEVAH, IRAQ

“We bring smiles to the faces of children after the war” – Mohammad Al-Naqib Our Spirit of Soccer team in Iraq welcomed 300 fans and government officials, including a member of the board of the Province of Nineveh, to the opening ceremony of a new football field on January 23, 2019. The field, located in...

January 23, 2019February 20, 2019by In News
SPORT FOR PEACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
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SPORT FOR PEACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

On the 10th Anniversary of winning their first ever industry award, Spirit of Soccer added to its growing list of recognitions last week when it received the award for Sport for Peace and Social Justice at the Beyond Sport Awards in New York. The award was in recognition of our pioneering Countering Violent Extremism program...

September 13, 2018February 20, 2019by In News
BATTAMBANG, CAMBODIA
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BATTAMBANG, CAMBODIA

We educated 100 children through MRE training, equipped 28 coaches with new MRE drills and met with the Cambodian Mine Action Authority (CMAA) about a joint campaign in 2019. #LandMineFree2025  

August 10, 2018February 20, 2019by In News
BOUNMY, LAOS
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BOUNMY, LAOS

In Lao PDR, the most heavily-bombed country in the world, the majority of the population makes a living by subsistence farming. In order to survive, families take huge risks by farming polluted land.

ABBAS, IRAQ
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ABBAS, IRAQ

Iraq has been devastated by years of conflict, and the province of Basra has been one of the hardest-hit. From the Iran-Iraq war in 1980, through the First Gulf War in 1990 and the Iraq War that began in 2003 to today’s sectarian...

November 27, 2015February 27, 2019by In News
SERAB, IRAQ
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SERAB, IRAQ

Spirit of Soccer began working in Iraq in 2008 and expanded its program to Khanaquin, near the Iranian border, in 2012. Serab was one of the female coaches who signed up.

November 23, 2015February 27, 2019by In News
CHEATA, CAMBODIA
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CHEATA, CAMBODIA

Cheata was born in Bour village in rural Cambodia. Like most girls from her background, including her three sisters, she never dreamed of traveling the world or becoming a global role model.

November 20, 2015February 27, 2019by In News