LaLiga continue gender equality outreach in Africa with Kenya project backed by 22 football scholarships

May 9 – La Liga and FUNDACION LALIGA have launched a project in Kenya that will provide scholarships and football training to ‘empower’ young girls.

Following its commitment to gender equality and social empowerment in Cameroon, La Liga has turned its attention to Kenya by launching a similar project in the Kibera Slums, in the Kenyan Capital of Nairobi.

The initiative was unveiled at the ParkInn Hotel in Nairobi on Wednesday, marking a new chapter in La Liga’s efforts to foster positive change through sport as they look to offer 22 football scholarships to the young girls living in challenging conditions.

Olga de la Fuente, Director of La Liga Foundation said: “The implementation of this social integration project through the values of football means providing real opportunities for personal and sporting growth to many girls in vulnerable situations. We’re profoundly grateful for the chance to contribute our bit to this inspiring project.”

The project’s development was spearheaded by La Liga’s delegate in Kenya, Alvaro Abreu.

“This project is another example of La Liga, and its Fundacion’s, commitment to the region, with the aim of adding value to society and empowering many young people and adults who have football as one of their main passions in life,” he said.

“Additionally, the Kibera programme is a continuation of the Ligue D’ Egalite project from Cameroon, and we want it to become a standard throughout the African continent in terms of supporting women’s football and football development in general.”

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