Soccer and sex ed lift Haitian girls

Soccer and sex ed lift Haitian girls

Originally Published: February 1, 2012
By Anthony Federico | Special to espnW

Ten-year-old Anise is playing soccer in the middle of a grassy runway alongside the one-room airport in Jeremie, Haiti. She is wearing her only pair of shoes and flashing a smile as she kicks the circular glob of faded leather.

An onlooker takes a pass and returns it. Back and forth. Anise's smile grows brighter. Other children see and race to join. The contest pauses briefly so a herd of cattle can cross the grass and dirt of the Jeremie runway. Then the game resumes. ...

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