The SALT Mighty Girls program aims to realize the real value of jobs and participation in womans’ football and prevent individual cases of human trafficking by empowering and supporting exceptional young female players in education and training. We work towards four main objectives:
- Provide a safe space and safety net for players
- Improve education quality and completion
- Increase access, equality and quality of football training
- Increase opportunity for and quality of mentoring, outreach and leadership
Provide a safe space and prevent human trafficking
Battambang is a major source and transit hub for human trafficking, especially for uneducated girls from rural areas. Mighty Girls gives at-risk individual girls a safe alternative and provides opportunities for peer-to-peer education through coaching and outreach in schools and villages.
Educate a generation of female leaders
Women remain underrepresented in higher education and positions of leadership in Cambodia. By supporting top-level academic scholarships and ensuring one-on-one mentoring, Mighty Girls magnifies the positive effects of team sports to build the next generation of female leaders.
Empower women’s football and challenge gender discrimination
Women’s Football in Cambodia is still in its infancy, yet the impact of girls succeeding in a traditionally male-dominated sport is already challenging gender discrimination throughout society. Mighty Girls play in the boys division of SALT league and formed the core of the first-ever Cambodian Women’s National Team in 2011.