Soccer supports goal of keeping Indian girls in school

08/4/2004 | OneWorld South Asia (New Delhi, India)

In the Indian state of West Bengal, where the dropout rate for girls in 2001 exceeded 86%, UNICEF and the soccer organization FIFA are encouraging girls to play soccer in school to spur attendance. The program gives girls who attend school regularly a greater chance of making the team and schedules schools with better attendance records for matches against other schools.

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