GOALS' youth soccer tournament, VinJwe, generated quite a buzz here in Haiti, and news of the tournament has reached far and wide. A live interview with GOALS founder Kona Shen and Regional Coordinator Emilio Jean Paul was broadcast from the tournament and heard across Haiti at 104.9 RFMHaiti and in Haitian Creole language station Energy Radio out of Boston, Massachusetts.
The sporting world also took notice of this unique event in Haiti. TotalFootballMag featured GOALS’ tournament on it’s front page and also in their World football news section. Check it out: Youth tournament in Haiti proves football is more than just a game.
On the other side of the Atlantic, SheKicks magazine, a woman's soccer news publication in the UK, featured several pictures of our girls' teams for their international news section. You can read it here: Haiti's GOALS Hit the Target.
And, to top off the media buzz, Kreyolicious blog, which celebrates the accomplishments of Haitian-Americans, featured an interview with GOALS founder Kona Shen, naming her a "Friend of Haiti": Kona Shen of GOALS: Using Soccer to Engage Kids.
Now that the tournament is over, we're preparing for our soccer summer camp programs here in Leogane, which give even more kids and communities the opportunity to benefit from GOALS programs.
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