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Men's & Women's Sports

Like many other refugees, young Congolese refugees face many challenges in the United States. Upon resettlement in the United States, young Congolese refugee boys and girls spend a very long time making friends locally. Because of the language barriers and lack of self-esteem, they often feel rejected by local community members.

After periods of time, young boys try to get along with locals in schools, at church and other community facilities but they still do not feel welcome to team up with them. But girls are hit by both gender and race disparities in sports making them less likely to play sports than boys or even their local peers.

The benefits of sports participation for young women is tremendous: increased confidence and higher self-esteem, a more positive body image, better overall physical health and lower rates of obesity, better grades in school, a higher graduation rate and a greater likelihood to attend college (Women's Sport Foundation).

The Congolese Family Support Organization - CFSO wants to empower refugee young boys and girls and teach them the great benefits of sports which are: self-esteem, confidence, perseverance, art and leadership.

For more information about this service, contact: Tel.: +1-619-249-8180 or send us an email at info@congolesefamily.org

See young boys' sports pictures in the link below:

Note: Young girls' sports pictures are coming soon.