Our Seattle staff had the pleasure of hosting Lughano a few months ago. Lughano is from Malawi and is a soccer player from our partner academy, Ascent Soccer. She's currently finishing up her first year of boarding school in the US. We enjoyed spending a few days with...

April 24, 2020

Over the past several weeks (admittedly a very rough estimate – time is a funny thing these days), I’ve had a post-it note stuck to my make-shift home desk that reads, “Feed Resilience.” I’ve looked to it for inspiration when thinking about how to prioritize the emotio...

March 27, 2020

Dear Woza Soccer Community,

Like so many others, Woza Soccer has been severely impacted by the ripple effects of the current public health crisis. As a Seattle-based and travel-focused nonprofit, we have been hit on many fronts. Our spring Seattle events, including our...

The impact that sports can have in changing the world is truly incredible. Woza and each of their partners in Costa Rica, Peru, Malawi and South Africa are Sport for Development and Peace (SDP) organizations working towards supporting individual growth and impacting co...

February 26, 2018

Gabe Dewey traveled to Peru with Woza in 2016, and then joined Woza again in 2017, this time on a trip to Malawi. During the fall of his Senior year of high school, he wrote his college essay on the impact that his Woza trips had on him, specifically focusing on his ti...

February 9, 2018

Avi Shein traveled to Peru with Woza in 2017 where he spent nearly three weeks traveling with Woza Soccer. Below, he recounts one of his favorite memories from his time in Peru with Woza Soccer.

On July 20, 2017, my Woza Peru group visited a school in Urubamba. We had a...

January 18, 2018

One of Woza’s inspiring international partners is Chigoli Academy in Lilongwe, Malawi. Not only does Chigoli aim to produce some of the best talent in the country, but it also strives to produce some of the most well-rounded individuals, with education and character de...

December 8, 2017

Abby Halder traveled to Malawi with Woza in 2017 where she spent nearly three weeks working with Chigoli Academy. During Thanksgiving, she took time to reflect on her experience in Malawi and the impact the gear she donated had on the community. Below is an excerpt fro...

Allegra McKee participated in one of Woza's Costa Rica programs in Summer 2016 and is headed to South Africa for Summer 2017. In this month's Woza Blog post, Allegra shares a memory from her time in Costa Rica reflecting on the ease of connecting with local children an...

This past summer, I found myself in the beautiful country of  Peru. Everyday my group and I would learn about the place we were in and in the afternoon we could always count on playing soccer. The very first day after we arrived we took a tour around the Arequipa. One...

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