Artist and activist Annie Lennox and Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark will be the ones to announce the last two players on the SDG 5 (Gender Equality) Dream Team ahead of the 2nd Global Goals, five - a – side soccer World Cup Final.
Today (Sept 18th) Annie Lennox announces her choice of player: Muzoon Almellehan, a Syrian refugee and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
Meet Team Saturday Night Lights.
Playing for goal # 10: Reduced Inequalities
The times when teens or at-risk youths are most likely to get involved with crime is on the weekends. These soccer programs therefore run every Friday and Saturday evenings, turning on lights in gyms and soccer fields at times they are ordinarily closed. Hence their name: “Saturday Night Lights.”
Where: Brooklyn Expo Center 72 Noble Street, Brooklyn. Entrance between Franklin and West. (few blocks from transmitter park)
When: Tuesday September 19th. 3.30 pm - 10:00 pm
Media Zone from 3.30 at the Expo Center.
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.
Imagine growing up watching your brother or father juggle a ball for hours in the backyard, but when it’s game day, you aren’t allowed to watch him play in the stadium. You can only see him play on TV or hear from others about that time he scored that amazing goal or made a tackle that saved the game. This is unfortunately the reality of daughters, sisters, wives and mothers today in certain countries where gender equality is not enforced.
When you think of education, an image of a classroom with a group of students sitting at desks most likely comes to mind. The truth is, education comes in many forms – and isn’t just restricted by the premises of a classroom. Meyers FC believes that education means providing individuals with the proper resources to get desired opportunities in life. Naturally, they will be playing for GOAL #4: Quality Education.
NEXT GENERATION TEAM
Team SHE’S WORTH MORE is made up of soccer girls from Weston High School in Fairfield County, supporting Save the Children and playing for GOAL #5: gender equality. They stand up for the rights of the Girl Child.
Meet Team Feminist Camp. They will be bringing the organization’s mission to Global Goals World Cup, playing for GOAL #5: Gender Equality.
"A lot of people say they’re feminist but haven’t paused to find a way to make it more specific to their lives.” Says Founder and team captain Amy Richards
It is so easy to be discouraged and think: "It will not make a difference what I do. I am just one person"
But, at the Global Goals World Cup, you are not alone. You have your team!
Why shouldn't the women you work, study, play and sweat with be the women you change the world with?