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Nomination of the fifth SDG 5 Dream Team player: Tshidi Likate

13.09.2017  22:10

The Global Goals World Cup is just around the corner, and we have now found the fifth member of the SDG 5 Gender Equality Dream Team: Tshidi Likate from South Africa.

Tshidi is a Save the Children Girl Champion and the founder of Bet She Can, a movement that empower girls in rural QwaQwa, South Africa by mentoring them and providing them with critical information on gender equality, women’s health and post-school planning. The organisation hereby creates a network of girls who motivate each other to reach their full potential.
 
As a girl, Tshidi did not have a seat at the table. Traditional leaders perpetuated gender stereotypes, but her light shined so bright that the king in her village invited her for a meeting. She is now an inspiration to girls who do not think they can achieve big things. Tshidi is a shining example that one’s place of birth should not determine your path in life.

And Tshidi is already a good friend of the Mission of Denmark and the Global Goals World Cup. She was a panellist in the side event at the UN HQ in March 2017, where the SDG 5 Dream Team was launched and the two first players were revealed.

Tshidi is nominated by Save the Children international CEO, Helle Thorning-Schmidt. Save the Children is a proud partner of the Global Goals World Cup, and have co-hosted the women’s football tournaments in Nairobi, Copenhagen and now New York City.

Tshidi continues to fight for gender equality and every girl’s right to an education – an on Tuesday, 19 September she will fight for her team to win the Global Goals World Cup Trophy.

Join us at the tournament! Go to the event page and register here



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