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Moving The Goalposts wins the Beyond Sport for Health Award
Moving the Goalposts Kilifi has won the Beyond Sport Health Award 2013.
The prize was handed over to MTG's new Executive Director Rachel Muthoga during the Beyond Sport Summit 2013 that was held from 9 - 11 September in Philadelphia, USA. MTG was one of the 400 contenders from 125 countries in eleven award categories. Other projects that were shortlisted for the Beyond Sport Health Award were Chicago Runners (USA), Soccer for Succes (USA) and Rumah Camera Football Programme (Indonesia).
MTG has won the Beyond Sport Award with the "Increasing Access to Reproductive Health Information" that MTG runs with support from Planned Parenthood Federation of America. In this programme, MTG peer educators give information about sexual reproductive health and rights while making access to contraceptives in the rural areas in Kilifi County easier. This approach has been applauded by the Beyond Sport Judging Panel of Ambassadors chaired by Tony Blair as new and innovative.
With the Beyond Sport Award Moving the Goalposts has received global recognition in the field of sport and development. The Beyond Sport Award includes a USD 10.000 prize, a package of strategic and business support, introduction to the Beyond Sport Network and exclusive access to media opportunities.
Rachel Muthoga, the new MTG director, in Philadelphia to receive the prize was a happy woman. "This prize is an immense recognition of MTG. I believe winning the Beyond Sport Award will greatly boost our efforts to effectively implement our programmes".