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Welcome


 

 

WELCOME TO THE THROUGH HER EYES PROJECT

 

 

 

 

 

WE ARE AN INNOVATIVE PROJECT DESIGNED 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.

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Welcome


 

 

WELCOME TO THE THROUGH HER EYES PROJECT

 

 

 

 

 

WE ARE AN INNOVATIVE PROJECT DESIGNED 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 used and viewed as a vehicle to improve the lives of girls and women.

And we are working to make that happen.

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, 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 equipment assistance, we are working to empower, train, and assist. 

We started this project in Ecuador, and we are taking it around the world. 

WE ARE THE STORIES AND IMAGES AND VOICES OF GIRLS AND WOMEN AROUND THE WORLD. 

WE ARE THE THROUGH HER EYES PROJECT.

WHEN I PLAY SPORTS, I FEEL ALIVE, I FEEL FREE, I FEEL LIKE I CAN DO AND BE ANYTHING THAT I WANT TO BE.
— GABRIELA CHALA, Ecuadorian Athlete
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What We Do


WHAT WE DO

 

What We Do


WHAT WE DO

 

WE HELP AND SUPPORT GIRLS AND WOMEN GET IN THE GAME. 

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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 disadvantaged areas of the United States, who play sports. We do this to highlight the benefits they gain from doing so, to show how they are empowered through sports to be leaders and change agents in their communities, 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. 


2. TEACH

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 by sharing with girls and women the basics of how to tell their own stories and the stories of the people in their lives. Through lessons in writing, reporting, photography, and video, the women and girls gain skills that enable 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. 

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3. Support

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 a unique initiative called - 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 fundraise and/or collect equipment donations for their sister teams, and the teams build cross cultural relationships through a series of one on one conversations and pen-pal relationships and exchanges. Through this 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.

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How We Do It


 

HOW WE DO IT

 

 

How We Do It


 

HOW WE DO IT

 

 

We do this work by partnering with people, organizations, schools, teams, and nonprofits.

We spend time on the ground interviewing, documenting, photographing, and teaching.

We build connections to establish cross cultural exchange, empowerment, and support.

And, then we share these stories and foster the growth of these relationships and exchanges.  

Click below to explore our work, learn why it is important, and how to get involved and support us.

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You


AND WE WANT YOU

to be part OF THE

Through Her Eyes Project.

You


AND WE WANT YOU

to be part OF THE

Through Her Eyes Project.

After you've explored our work, get involved.


SHARE your own story with THE THROUGH HER EYES community.

Connect your team, school, or players with us and become a SISTER TEAM.

DONATE and help make this work possible.