25 girls from remote areas attend soccer camp organized by US Consulate General at Karachi

Wednesday 19 April 2017 1 month ago 36   Karachi   Print

Group Photo of soccer players

Report  Web desk : KARACHI: Acting Consul General John B. (Jay) Parker welcomed 25 girls aged 10-20 from under-privileged areas to attend a female soccer camp held in collaboration with Women Win U.S. sports envoys and the Sindh Women Football Club. Acting Consul General Parker while addressing the participants said: “Sports represent a tremendous opportunity for girls and exemplify core values that both Pakistan and the United States share: cooperation, respect for others, dedication. All too often, girls have had limited opportunities to participate in sport. Today we hope to do our small part to brighten their futures.” This is the seventh in a year-long series of sports diplomacy events involving traditionally disadvantaged groups who face discrimination in Pakistani society, e.g., women, orphans, those from disadvantaged or traditionally underserved areas, and children with disabilities. The series helps the participants to gain the confidence needed to overcome the challenges they face. The event was attended by prominent figures like Sindh Women Football Association (SWFA) General Secretary Diya Women Football Club President Sadia Sheikh, Founder and Play Like a Girl President/CEO Dr. Kimberly S. Clay, and Executive Director Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest Elizabeth Nye. 02