BRIDGING The gap between sport and education
THE GIRLS: Our approach for creating an impact on a wide-scale and for changing any limiting notions held by communities is by empowering individuals. The girls are our focus. We work in communities that do not have academies for girls - but where they are enthusiastic to learn. We give them tools for developing, on and off the pitch.
FOOTBALL: Sport has the power to transform and football is a truly global language. It is accessible, inclusive and a game that unites us. Being a valued member of a team has the power to develop players far beyond their physical capacity. We focus our curriculum on developing leadership skills through football.
THE COMMUNITY: We value the cultural differences and the specific needs of each community. Our academies take this into account to great cultural exchanges that are meaningful and profound.
Working at Girls United means going beyond coaching duties to fully immerse yourself in the local culture. We facilitate this by providing you with a language course, offering a wide range of unique activities and the sharing of food, music and tradition between the girls, their families and the volunteers.
We are located in a municipality of Bacalar, in the State of Quintana Roo. The town has the perfect mixture of natural beauty and culture, making it the ideal spot to explore Mexico.
Bacalar is a idyllic town which was named "Pueblo Mágico" (or Magical Village) in 2006 for its culture, history and natural wonder. It is home to the Bacalar Lagoon, a pristine lake known for its seven shades of blue and fresh, pirate navigated waters.
Quintana Roo is a state on the Yucatán Peninsula. It borders Belize, Guatemala, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. Its central location in the American continent makes it a great spot for any travellers wishing to go south, towards Central and South America or north, towards North America.