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June 22, 2015: Literacy update!

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been getting ready for our second round of literacy classes, meeting with parents and soccer coaches and enrolling children who need help learning to read and write.¬†Each child enrolled has been out of school for at least one year and most haven’t attended beyond 3rd grade. In some poorer […]


May 15, 2015: In memory of Norkenley Barthelemy

If you’ve donated to GOALS over the past year, chances are you received a thank you note in the mail with photos of beautiful and smiling GOALS participants, including one young man with a grin which doesn’t seem to ever stop. How can you not love a smile that huge? Much as we love to […]

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April 17, 2015: GOALS is growing!

John Bunyan, author of the influential spiritual text, Pilgrim’s Progress, once said, “You have not lived until you do something for someone who can never repay you.” It’s an inspiring thought, and one which, like Bunyan’s famous book about one man’s spiritual journey, challenges us to think about what is truly important in life on […]

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April 2, 2015: From the wheat field to the soccer field

Note: It’s been hard to keep this exciting news a secret for so long, so I’m very glad to finally share! GOALS works hard to develop our local staff into strong leaders, and, keeping bellies full is an important part our work. After all, kids can’t play or learn when they’re hungry. That being said, […]


March 13, 2015: The Girls of Terrasonson

Every single day at GOALS, hundreds of kids arrive at the field in their communities to play soccer, our Dream Team scholarship students attend classes and everyone is offered a hot meal after practice. We know how important it is for kids to grow up in safe environments with nourished and healthy bodies and the […]


March 3, 2015: The Field of Dreams

GOALS has had a busy start to 2015! So busy, in fact, that we haven’t updated the blog in a while, but we’re still posting photos and tidbits almost daily on Facebook, so be sure to Like our Facebook page to stay up to date. For the third year in a row, GOALS kicked off […]