Our Partners   

Training 4 Changes

Training4changeS exists to utilize sport as a catalyst for holistic community transformation and to intentionally equip young leaders with essential life skills and values. Through participation in sport, they engage athletes by intentionally building mentoring relationships focused on leadership development and the teaching of essential life skills and values.

Our South Africa Leadership Course works closely with Training4changes.

Football for Life

With football as a tool, Football for Life works to strengthen young girls' self-esteem and self-confidence in South Africa. They run girl specific holiday camps for players from across rural Zululand. They build their days with a balance of soccer training and life skills curriculum. 

 

Our South Africa Leadership Course works closely with Football for LIfe. 

Ascent Soccer (Lilongwe, Malawi)

Ascent Soccer's (formally known as Chigoli) goal is to give young people a future and create role models for generations to come. In practice, this means Ascent Soccer invests deeply in their players’ lives. They provide training, fund their education, and offer nutritional and emotional support to help them fulfill their potential. In addition to the Academy, Ascent operates a vibrant community program supporting disadvantaged groups in Malawi through football tournaments, including street children, the blind and refugees. To learn more about Ascent Soccer, click here to visit to their website. 

 

 

Our Malawi trip works closely with Ascent Soccer. 

 

Mtuba Football Acadmey (Mtubatuba, South Africa)

Mtuba Footbal Acadmey (MFA) is a Zulu soccer academy located two hours north of Durban and just inland from the beautiful Indian Ocean in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. MFA is run by Woza co-founder and key partner Sheldon Hughes, and works with over 150 players each week, teaching both soccer and life skills. Woza is involved with gear donation and provides funding for specific projects, such as transportation for players to return home at night after practice.

Our South Africa Leadership Course works closely with Sheldon and MFA.

Peruvian Hearts (Cusco, Peru)

Peruvian Hearts is a 501(c)(3) charity organization based in Golden, Colorado, encouraging social, economic, and political change in Peru through the education and empowerment of young women. Peruvian Hearts works to end poverty and gender inequality by educating young women and creating community leaders in Peru—one girl at a time. They enable young women to embrace education, believe in their own power, and dream of a life beyond the conditions into which they were born. Peruvian Hearts empowers young women and enables them to reach their full potential through a unique formula. They combine enhanced educational opportunities along with mentorship and participation in service and structured empowerment classes to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for these young women to rise up and break the cycle of poverty.

Our Peru Trip works closely with Peruvian Hearts. 

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Email: info@wozasoccer.com

Phone: (206)-900-5436

Roberto Wong Academy (Puntarenas, Costa Rica)

Roberto Wong Academy (RWA) plays in Costa Rica's 2nd Division and Woza has a close relationship with Los Tiburones (The Sharks).  Roberto Wong, a current star for PFC, runs soccer clinics and tournaments for disadvantaged players and much of Woza's work with PFC centers around Roberto's inspiring initiatives. This relationship also results in donated equipment and financial support for PFC's youth programs. 

Our Costa Rica trip works close with PFC. 

GirlSportWorks (GSW) is a nonprofit based in the high-elevation city of Cusco, Peru. GSW works with hundreds of girls in the Cusco area via partnerships with local schools, connecting with students through a ten-sport sports curriculum that fosters self-confidence, leadership and communication skills. Woza Peru groups visit GSW sites in Cusco to learn about their programs and participate in their afterschool clinics. 

Our Peru Trip works closely with GirlSportWork. 

RV United (Cape Town, South Africa)

An all-girls soccer club in Khayelitsha, an enormous township outside of Cape Town. RV United's senior team plays in the second highest division of women's soccer in South Africa. Past Woza South Africa trips have trained with RV United, donated equipment to the club and fundraised towards specific projects (such as jerseys for the senior team and team operational costs). Here is a great short documentary about RV United and the struggle for girls to play soccer in South Africa: https://vimeo.com/83396645

Our South Africa Leadership Course works closely with RV United.

Grassroot Soccer (Cape Town, South Africa)

One of the world's leading organizations in the Sport for Development and Peace (SDP) movement, Grassroots Soccer (GRS) uses the power of soccer to educate, inspire, and mobilize communities to stop the spread of HIV. Woza staff members have been involved with GRS for over five years, and since 2014, Woza itself has been a part of collaborative initiatives to allow high school soccer players to see firsthand the work GRS does in South Africa.  

 

Our South Africa Leadership Course works closely with Grassroots Soccer.

 

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"I immediately had a burning passion to change the lives of the people I had met on the trip. The partners were incredible."-Savita, Seattle, Wash.

Woza offers accessible international summer service trips for high school and college soccer players, using the game to create connections across cultures and support Sport for Development and Peace organizations around the world. With soccer, service work, and cultural immersion at the heart of each itinerary, we strive to broaden perspectives of players by demonstrating their abilities to connect with people of all backgrounds and engage long term in soccer-focused social impact. 

(206) 900-5436    info@wozasoccer.com    

PO Box 31255 Seattle, WA 98103