JoLi Academy is founded by two professional soccer players (Joanna Lohman and Lianne Sanderson, currently playing in Spain), in order to spread women’s soccer and make a difference in the world.
Joli Academy aims to evolve women’s soccer around the world, specifically in countries who are provisionally-listed on FIFA Women’s World rankings.
JoLi will work to:
* Grow women’s soccer by providing soccer training and mentorship
* Strengthen existing sport infrastructure by connecting local non-profits and professionals with resources
* Help female players further their soccer and educational opportunities
Women in developing nations have far fewer opportunities than men. Soccer can help women further their education and help improve their quality of life. Soccer can help women learn so much from the simple act of competing, being part of a team and striving for a goal. Participating in soccer can help build confidence, drive, ambition, determination, focus and leadership.
What they do:
JoLi Academy will supplement the training and development of young female players by executing a series of annual 4-day Academies.
Project 1: India 2012
JoLi Academy has partnered with Yuwa, a California non-profit. Yuwa uses girl’s soccer as a platform for social development in rural India.
This first project in India will mark the first time an NGO is working directly with the Indian Women’s National Team. JoLi Academy will be bringing along a two-man film crew to film a short documentary about an all=girls soccer program competing, living and thriving in rural Jharhkand, India.
* Make a Donation. Your donation goes towards the following:
- JoLi Academy Documentary to build awareness for women’s soccer around the world
- Essential training gear for the young women of Yuwa
- Nutritional supplements in the rural villages of India
- General development of the organization in their quest to positively improve quality of life and empower young girls.