December 18th, 2014: Letter from the Director

Hello from Haiti! GOALS has always believed in the power of football to change lives, and this year, our dedicated young athletes proved that even the biggest dreams can come true. Our first scholarship students graduated high school. Nine of our players joined Haiti’s national youth team. Twenty-three boys and girls are learning to read and […]

GOALS 2013-2014 Annual Report now available!

GOALS 2013-2014 Annual Report is here! Thanks to the work of two amazing volunteers, Diana and Daniel, it couldn’t possibly be more beautiful, and thanks to the hard work by our team on the ground in Haiti, it was an incredible year. Here’s a sample of just how incredible it was:   But don’t take […]

Meet Sarah.

Meet Sarah. Sarah, from France, joined GOALS as an intern in 2013, and was hired as our Program Manager in 2014. She has been doing an incredible job managing our literacy program! “My first year at GOALS was a balance between office work and field work. I had busy weeks organizing field activities such as tournaments, mobile […]

8 days till school starts!

School starts in Haiti next Monday, and it’s an exciting time! Tailors are busy sewing school uniforms, a few lucky kids are walking around with shiny new backpacks and the local markets are full of pencils and notebooks. But if you’re a parent who can’t afford tuition fees, this can be the worst time of year, and […]

Meet Olsen

I was still lying in bed last Saturday morning when there was a knock on my door. I got up, and there was Olsen, with a huge grin on his face. “Jolinda,” he said, “I passed!” Less than 20% of Haitians ever have the chance to attend high school, and due to the low quality […]

Despite chikungunya, it’s a summer of health at GOALS!

Despite the fact that every single one of our coaches, educators and program managers were struck with a nasty new mosquito-borne virus called chikungunya which causes high fevers and painful body aches, it’s been a summer of health, here at GOALS in Leogane, Haiti. What do you do when nearly everyone around you is struck […]