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Move On! Move!

Doreen Dama Sirya

Kilifi, Kenya

Economic Empowerment Officer, Moving the Goalposts

"I wasn't always good at football. In the process, though, I learned to overcome the obstacles and disappointments with hard work. I want to share my story with the people in my community to make them realize the power of sport as a tool for change."

Move On! Move!

After graduating high school in 2007, Doreen earned a position with Moving the Goalposts through her previous involvement as a standout football player and peer leader. Passionate about advancing the education and economic development of girls in her community, Doreen works with out-of-school girls aged 15- to 25-years-old to help them start and expand micro-businesses initiatives.

With this story, Doreen reflects not only on her own hard work, but also on the influence of a powerful female figure, a coach that encouraged and pushed her to achieve her full potential. Now, Doreen feels it is her turn to be a role model for other girls.