Our partners

Girl Power

Mission Statement

The International Medalist Association is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) whose priority is to nurture girls' health, fitness, self-esteem, and leadership skills through sport activities, academic opportunities and scholarships.

Double Dutch


To support the development of girls between the ages of 6 and 17, from all cultures, religions, and socio-economic backgrounds by providing Primary & Secondary schools with effective Sport Activities.

Educational Scholarship


  • Increase the numbers of girls enrolled in Primary schools by providing Sport Enrichment Programs.
  • Increase the numbers of girls who graduate from Secondary schools by offering educational scholarships.
  • Enhance the awareness of girls' leadership skills and self-esteem by exposing them to health, fitness and structured games/championships.

Our reach

Growing from 24 girls in 2011 to 18,000 girls

36,000 students are registered for our Shoe Distribution Program

500 schools are Partners in our “After School” recreational program

More than 30 scholarships in the year 2017

Athlete Spotlight: Ron Freeman - Global Sports Development

Ron Freeman is known to many different groups of people for a variety of reasons. To sports enthusiasts, Ron is remembered for his record-setting performance at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. To civil rights activists, Ron is considered a hero in the civil rights movement for his powerful, silent protest on the medal podium wearing black berets and black socks....

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Athlete Spotlight: Ron Freeman - Global Sports Development

U.S. Embassy goes Double Dutch with Guinea and TOMS

U.S. Embassy Conakry proudly reaffirms its support for the International Medalist Association’s (IMA) Third Annual “National Double Dutch Camp” and welcomes new partner, TOMS and its donation of more than 18,000 pairs of new shoes for Guinean children....

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Barnes Findley Foundation sponsors scholarships

For the second year, THE BARNES FINDLEY FOUNDATION (BFF) of Washington D.C has partnered with the International Medalist Association – Guinea (IMA) by sponsoring scholarships for girls attending primary and secondary schools in Guinea...

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Secondary School students in Sangaredi Village, Guinea

Mariam Freeman, took a team from the International Medalist Association, to begin setting up the Double Dutch...

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Sangaredi Village

Kamsar Directors of schools

Kamsar Directors of schools

Double Dutch is being introduced to the village of Kamsar...

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Mama Camara lost her arm
and still jumps Double Dutch

Mama Camara, a 10 year old from Guinea started jumping when she was 6 years old. She lost her arm when she turned 9 years old, but continues to participate in double dutch jump roping.

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Mama Camara

Beatrice Rice

Leadership and education talk to girls

Beatrice Rice talking to a group of students at Jubelee school

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11 year old Abigail Cohen
Performing for more than 1000 students

Abigail Cohen, an 11 year old girl from Maryland, USA, visited Guinea and brought school supplies to donate. She also sang in a series of concerts for students while she was there.

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Abigail Cohen