Kickoff Solutions hosts Speaker Series 2.0 on Oct.22, 2020 at 5.00pm PST
KickOff Solutions Speaker Series 2.0 panel discussion on “Empowering girls through sport during Covid” saw an exchange of inputs from five diverse & eminent personalities who’re all active in giving back for social impact with strong references to sport for supporting underprivileged youth.
Girls can overcome severe challenges to excel on academics and sports if someone believes in them, like in the story of Jakasa shared by KD
The opportunity for mentoring, which Chris emphatically underlined, with reference to his experience with community building
Need for relatable stories, which Carla called out as important for girls to feel motivated by
How we can be allies to let youth dream, which Mubarak highlighted as a youth leader who’s already led teams & non-profits
The value of sport, which Victor exemplified through his own story of growing up in the streets to finding a sense of purpose
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Mubarak O. Haruna, Student athelete from Nigeria, now captaining college soccer team in California
Victor Parra, US professional soccer player currently signed with Global FC philippines
Carla Swensen-Haslam, formerly Colombian U-20 National soccer team player and Refugeesoccer.org board member
Kadiatou F. Sidibe, a US Navy logistics officer and founder / CEO of 'A Child for All' serving vulnerable children in Mali
Christopher Shelton, former basketball player & coach and now Director Operations at Booker T. Washington Community Service Center
4 Oscar girls ready to fly with Kickoff Solutions' scholarship program
Abha, Netravati, Supriya and Zoya were selected through a rigorous application process and identified as four very promising, strong girls, all of whom face a myriad of problems, but remain focused and determined to pursue their dreams.
They are also making a difference through active volunteering to support other girls in the society come through these touch pandemic times. We salute their leadership qualities and commitment to the betterment of society.
Click on the pics on the left and hear from them.
Kickoff girls from Oscar foundation win Dana Cup, Denmark
Kickoff solutions sponsored a few girls, who went on to win the tournament. The girls are from poor families and faced many challenges to pursue their passion. Practicing football and getting international exposure has given the girls confidence to pursue their dreams.
Kickoff Solutions will continue to support the girls to pursue education and sports towards financial independence.
Google volunteers raising funds during Giving week
Kickoff Solutions is part of the registered non-profits on Google.Org giving week. A bunch of volunteers from Google raised funds to sponsor underprivileged girls from backwards regions in India to participate in international tournaments. The raised money is being used to support organizations like Oscar, Slum Soccer and Ultimate Frisbee.
Kickoff Solutions launches the first speaker series in San Francisco to raise awareness
Kickoff Solutions invited two eminent speakers - Ms. Nnena Ukuku, CEO Black Founder Start-up ventures and Mr. Supreet Singh Manchanda, Managing Partner, RAVEN. Kickoff Solutions intends to organize events to bring people together and create awareness about underprivileged girl child and how sports can be a catalyst towards inclusion, empowerment and leadership towards a better future for them.
The event was attended by over 45 guests, including Senior Global Director Mr. Ymanol V Machado from Google.