WE ARE AN INNOVATIVE NONPROFIT(501(c)(3)) PROJECT CREATED TO TELL THE STORIES OF GIRLS AND WOMEN WHO PLAY SPORTS AROUND THE WORLD, TRAIN THEM TO TELL THEIR OWN STORIES, AND SUPPORT AND FUND THEIR PLAY.
Sports can and should be a vehicle to improve the lives of girls and women.
And we are working to make sure that happens.
When girls and women play sports, their social, physical, economic, and emotional well-being improve. And when that happens, the communities they live in improve. But many times, girls and women do not have the support nor the space to play. The reasons for this are vast and diverse in each country, but societal norms, financial constraints, limited resources, and a lack of role models and media coverage are some of the factors that limit the opportunities for many girls and women around the world.
But we can change this.
And, at The Through Her Eyes Project, this is our goal. By telling the stories of girls and women who are playing and want to play sports, by getting more girls and women on the courts and fields, by teaching them how to tell their stories, and by supporting them with cross cultural social and financial/equipment assistance, we are working to empower, train, and assist.
We started this project in one country, and now we are taking it around the world.
WE ARE THE STORIES, IMAGES, AND VOICES OF GIRLS AND WOMEN AROUND THE WORLD.
WE ARE THE THROUGH HER EYES PROJECT.
What We Do
WHAT WE DO
What We Do
WHAT WE DO
WE HELP AND SUPPORT GIRLS AND WOMEN TO GET IN THE GAME.
WE CAPTURE & SHARE THE STORIES OF GIRLS AND WOMEN AROUND THE WORLD WHO PLAY AND WHO WANT TO PLAY SPORTS.
WE TRAIN THEM TO TELL THEIR OWN STORIES.
WE SUPPORT AND FUND THEIR PLAY.
OUR MISSION AND APPROACH HAS THREE COMPONENTS
1. CAPTURE AND SHARE
We capture, create, and produce media projects that profile girls and women in developing countries, and in under supported areas of the United States, who play sports and who want to play sports. We do this to: highlight the benefits they gain from doing so, show how they are empowered through sports to be leaders and change agents in their communities, demonstrate how they are limited if not given the opportunity to play, and to create a visual record of positive images that are many times missing in media coverage where they live. And then, we share these stories with the world.
We pass on the skills of how to tell one’s own story, and the power that comes from doing so. Through a visual storytelling curriculum and teaching sessions in each country we visit, we pass on the tools to tell stories. We share the basics of how to tell their own stories and the stories of the people in their lives, with the girls and women we work with and their community partners. Through lessons in writing, reporting, photography, and video, the girls and women gain skills that empower them to continue spreading the news, achievements, struggles, and triumphs that are many times ignored by traditional media, even after The Through Her Eyes Project leaves.
We support and fund girls who lack the resources to play sports in the developing world and under supported areas of the U.S., by partnering with organizations, teams, and individuals in the U.S. through our unique initiative - Sister Teams - we pair teams and communities in the U.S. with teams and communities in the developing world and in areas of the U.S. that lack resources. The U.S. based teams commit to raise funds and/or collect equipment donations for their sister teams, and the teams build relationships through a series of one-on-one conversations, pen-pal relationships, and digital exchanges using social media. Through our Sister Teams program the girls share stories of their lives and build cross-cultural relationships, and support one another in pursuing their dreams to play on and off the fields and courts.