“Whole new world in my point of view.” -Sofia Griffen

After traveling 6,000 miles to Coronel Bogado, all of the bus and plane rides didn’t seem to matter anymore. Without Girls Soccer Worldwide I wouldn’t have had the chance to see a whole new world in my point of view.

Sofia (on right) with Maille, also a Girls Soccer Worldwide Ambassador, in Paraguay before game time.

Sofia and Maille, Girls Soccer Worldwide Ambassadors in Paraguay.There is something so calming when you don’t need to answer anyone from home and to be present with these kids in their everyday lives. They are so thankful for what they have even if it isn’t as much as kids have in the United States. They dream big and don’t have a doubt in their minds that they won’t be able to achieve their goals.

That is something that made me thankful for what I had and to not take advantage of the opportunities I have at my finger tips. With that said, I want to continue to use Girls Soccer Worldwide as a platform to help people fight poverty by giving them a better access to education and the tools that go with that.

Sofia and Megan with young girls at a Girls Soccer Worldwide partnered school in Paraguay.


My most memorable experience without a doubt would be giving groceries to this older women on Thanksgiving day. As soon as we approached house her face lit up with excitement and sentimental tears. She was instantly filled with gratitude when she saw us go out of our way to do a simple gesture.

Paraguayan woman who is thankful for our visit. She shared stories about life and struggles not having an education as a young girl.

These groceries meant more to her than you could ever imagine especially after hearing her life story about how she wasn’t offered an education or job opportunities like women have in the United States. She also went into depth about her upbringing and how it had formed her life into what it is today. I could never explain how much love she has in her heart or how grateful she was but I can tell you that it is something I will never forget.


Sofia is a 2019 Girls Soccer Worldwide™ Ambassador.

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