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About Us


Shooting for Hope is a registered non-profit society founded in 2011 by Ish Jhaj. Ish, who was inspired by her own parents encouraging her participation in women’s sport, dreamed of creating an organization that will give young girls the same chance she had growing up!

Shooting for Hope has the vision of giving young girls from rural communities a chance to enhance their lives through the beautiful game of soccer. We believe in encouraging young girls to be active in sports from early on, and see the benefits this can bring to their lives as adults. Our program aspires to build confidence in young girls and teach them with a little bit of work, you really can achieve your dreams.


“For millions of girls, playing football gives them personal confidence and skills, health, a safe social environment and freedom from the confines of social norms, the future of football is feminine.” -FIFA