Feet on the Ground explores the close relationship between football and human development. On the one hand, through multimedia essays, the project connects different themes relevant to development, such as gender equity, migration, inclusion of people with disabilities, education, among others, with the football context of Bamako, Mali. On the other hand, through testimonies, these themes come to life in the stories of each of the young participants.

 

The process that led to this project was as important as its product. The work was a constant collaboration between the organization Coaching for Hope, the young participants of its Youth Leadership workshop and the photographer. This generated a space for dialogue that allowed conveying the basic message from which the organization works, providing an inclusive communication space for young locals and nurturing the creative process of the photographer. The triad resulted in Feet on the Ground, a project that takes a critical look into the most beloved sport in the world.

BY ALESSANDRA BALTODANO

WOMEN AND FOOTBALL

SAMAHOU TOURÉ'S STORY

DJENEVA KOUYATE'S STORY

EDUCATION AND FOOTBALL

YOUTH PARTICIPATION AND FOOTBALL

MOUSSA DAGNOKO'S STORY

DISABILITY AND FOOTBALL

MOUSSA KEITA'S STORY

DOUDA NIAMBELE'S STORY

MIGRATION AND FOOTBALL

MOHAMED DIABATE'S STORY

ADAMA YEYE'S STORY

THE FOOTBALL INDUSTRY

Según las creencias Bribri, en el cuerpo habitan dos almas: la del ojo derecho y la del izquierdo. Al morir, Wikol, el alma del ojo derecho, viaja hasta el inframundo. Wimblu, el alma del ojo izquierdo, permanece entre los huesos rondando el mundo de los vivos.  

 

According to Bribri beliefs, two souls inhabit the body: the right eye soul and the left eye soul. At death, Wikol, the right eye soul, travels to the underworld. Wimblu, the soul of the left eye, remains among the bones prowling the world of the living.