Mission: To support the Lurdes Mutola Foundation in Mozambique. The goal of the LM Foundation is to promote the
empowerment and development of youth, to encourage them to awaken their
entrepreneurial, creative and innovative spirits, and to use their
physical and intellectual capacities to partner with
community based organizations and their leaders.
About the Lurdes Mutola Foundation: The founder, Maria de Lurdes Mutola an Olympic Gold medal winner, has been recently nominated Young Global Leader in the World Economic Forum (WEF) as a pioneer: first African woman to start a foundation to give back to her country.
PROJECTS of the Mutola Foundation that the Friends of the Lurdes Mutola Foundation currently supports:
Secondary School and Safety for Mozambican Girls additional info in PDF file
This project brings scholarship funds to 20 girls in rural Mozambique. After-school programs and social worker's support is provided to graduate from 10th grade and be safe from sexual abuse rampant in schools.
Less than 1 out of every 1000 rural girls graduates secondary school in Mozambique today. However, graduating 10th grade in Mozambique provides girls with substantial income generating opportunities, including teaching and civil service, bringing long-term benefits to their families and children. It allows girls to escape poverty, ward off child marriage, decrease their chances of contracting HIV/AIDS and fight the culture of inequality that limits women and handicaps Mozambican society.
$20 - Buys a year's worth of school supplies for a student
$65 - Pays a social worker's salary for one month, providing support and protection to 10 girls
$360 - Covers all costs for a year of schooling for a scholarship recipient
$1,200 - Covers all costs for a girl to attend 8th, 9th, and 10th grade
$32,164 - Fully funds this project
Sports Changing Youth Behavior in Mozambique additional info in PDF file
Sport Gives Life program will be in three rural Mozambican towns. The project will mobilize 80 coaches and potentially 1,600 players to become Star Players and develop the needed skills on and off the field.
Lurdes Mutola Foundation trains coaches to take a new approach with their
players; they implement the new "Star Player" manual through training
and setting up the organizational-competition model in limited
geographic areas for localized impact.
$10 - Buys a new soccer ball for a rural team of 20 players
$40 - Supplies training resources for two coaches
$100 - Prints 20 manuals for coaches to train other coaches
$450 - Establishes a new rural team with materials and coach with training
$47,150 - Fully funds this project
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Friends of the Lurdes Mutola Foundation (FLMF)
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Founders of Friends of Maria Lurdes Mutola Foundation
President: Esther Wojcicki Treasurer: Cristina Ballerio Director: Vittorio Fossati-Bellani
The Friends of the Lurdes Mutola Foundation is a nonprofit public benefit corporation and is not organized for the private gain of any person. It is organized under the California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law for charitable and educational purposes.
The specific and primary purpose of this corporation is to engage in charitable and educational activities within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
This corporation is organized and operated exclusively for exempt purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Code.