Presenting the next SDG 5 (Gender Equality) Dream Team player
Can a young shy girl from a small village in South Africa become an outspoken champion of girl's rights? You "BET SHE CAN!" -This is the name of the organisation that this next SDG 5 Dream Team player founded to create a network of support and mentorship for young women in her home country. She was named Save the Children Girl Champion for her impressive accomplishments, and we are proud to be able to call her an SDG 5 Dream Team Player as well.
Quote from the Permanent Mission of Denmark's announcement of her nomination.
As a girl, Tshidi did not have a seat at the table. Traditional leaders perpetuated gender stereotypes, but her light shined so bright that the king in her village invited her for a meeting. She is now an inspiration to girls who do not think they can achieve big things. Tshidi is a shining example that one’s place of birth should not determine your path in life.
And Tshidi is already a good friend of the Mission of Denmark and the Global Goals World Cup. She was a panellist in the side event at the UN HQ in March 2017, where the SDG 5 Dream Team was launched and the two first players were revealed.
Tshidi is nominated by Save the Children international CEO, Helle Thorning-Schmidt. Save the Children is a proud partner of the Global Goals World Cup, and have co-hosted the women’s football tournaments in Nairobi, Copenhagen and now New York City.
Tshidi continues to fight for gender equality and every girl’s right to an education – an on Tuesday, 19 September she will fight for her team to win the Global Goals World Cup Trophy.
Join us at the tournament! Go to the event page and register here.
Watch the video announcement by Ms Helle Thorning-Schmidt and the acceptance by Thsidi Likate here