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Cobi Jones, Former U.S. Men's Soccer midfielder and Hall of Famer, explains the power of soccer he has seen first hand as a State Department Sports Envoy.
As part of Sports Diplomacy’s sport, disability, and inclusion initiatives, ECA worked with U.S. Embassy - Caracas to bring 14 adult deaf athletes to New York and Washington, D.C. for a two-week sport visitor program.
As the head of GO GIRL Pakistan, Fatima Saleem, a Global Sports Mentoring Program star alumna, funnels her energy into organizing sports clinics and mentoring sessions for Pakinstani girls—ranging from pre-schoolers to adolescents in age and representative of different socioeconomic classes. The key factor to Fatima’s success is engaging the men of the families and, ultimately, whole community in these programs.
Under ECA’s Empowering Women and Girls Through Sports Initiative, three-time Olympic gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee promoted healthy lifestyles and shared lessons on leadership in Jerusalem for this first-ever State Department track and field envoy program.
The National Ability Center, in collaboration with the Departamento de Educación Especial for the State of Quintana Roo, Mexico, and UCP Wheels for Humanity in the United States conducted a multi-phased sports exchange for youth with disabilities with the goal of establishing sustainable sports programs that target youth with physical and developmental disabilities in Mexico.
Sports Diplomacy developed this female-focused sports diplomacy program to continue the State Department’s efforts in empowering and inspiring Iraqi women and girls through sports.
Sports Visitors Program hosted 15 male athletes and coaches from Libya for a futsal Sports Visitors exchange program. Futsal is a modified version of outdoor soccer played on a hard surfaced basketball-sized indoor court, with a smaller and heavier ball.
More than 12 million people in over 100 countries play an indoor version of soccer called futsal.
In her endeavors to launch her own sports marketing firm, Grace Kiraguri of Nairobi, Kenya faced challenges that led her to discover important life lessons.