Moving the Goalposts (Kenya)

Location Kilifi, Kenya (operating in Kilifi and Kwale counties)
Year Started 2002
Programme Football and life skills
Target Participant Rural adolescent girls and young women ages 9 - 25
Cost Per Participant The average cost per participant is estimated at US$80 
Programme Reach

Budget: US$ 400,000

Size of programme:  48 League Fields in 6 Districts with 307 teams

Number of participants: 5298 AGYW in 2014

Moving the Goalposts, Kilifi, Kenya

Moving the Goalposts (MTG) is a community-based organisation located in the rural Kilifi district of the Coast Province, Kenya. It started as a sport and development project in 2001, with less than 100 girls. Now it has more than 5,000 adolescent girls participating in weekly practices, tournaments and on-going leagues.

Participants are encouraged to be active in leadership roles such as committee membership, coaching, refereeing, first aid, peer educating, and counselling. Each week, MTG girls lead peer education sessions regarding reproductive health and other issues affecting girls in primary schools in the area. Peer education and counselling are also regularly available at practices and league games.

MTG has started focusing on developing economic empowerment for girls, including savings projects for out-of-school girls and leadership awards to start small businesses.