Athens Comics Library in collaboration with the Danish organization Girl Power brings to Greece the educational program Girl Power Academy Greece. It is an academy to empower new leaders, coaches, giving them the tools and methodology to explore and familiarize themselves with theories and methodological practices on issues of leadership, communication, personal development, inclusive coaching behavior.
The goal of Girl Power Academy Greece is to give opportunities to empower young women and to change the mentality that supports that football is not equal for both sexes.
The program is divided into 3 stages. The first stage is the “Girl Power Coaching Seminar”. It concerns participation in a 3-day seminar to gain coaching experience following the Girl Power methodology. In the second stage, the participants attend an intensive empowerment program with an emphasis on leadership skills, but also on networking. By completing their participation they should be able to create their own grassroots women’s soccer team. The last stage of the program is the “Girl Power Mentorship Program”. Each participant works with a mentor who supports them to transfer expertise to their own community.
What is Girl Power?
Girl Power was founded by Khalida Popal, former captain of the Afghanistan Women’s National Football Team. It focuses on female minorities giving them the opportunity to expand their social circle as well as the opportunity to develop better self-esteem and confidence through sports. The aim of the organization is to use sport as a means to mobilize and empower minorities in Europe. Such groups consist of immigrants, refugees and members of the LGBT community. The organization tries to inform and understand different cultures in order to promote religious and racial tolerance in European societies. Girl Power finds volunteer trainers to work in all sports with the communities and tries to connect them with local Danish citizens.
The Program will take place in Athens, 1-4 December 2022 and is free for the participants. We accept applications from all over Greece.
To register, please fill out the form below
It is aimed at young women aged 18-30 of all nationalities who come from vulnerable groups (low income, victims of abuse, single parent families, immigrants, refugees) and wish to pursue a coaching career, but above all to connect with a larger network of women who want to change the world.
Here is an interview (in Greek) to get to know our team better.