Football

World Changing Centre Football Initiative

WCC aims to give marginalised and frequently criminalised street kids greater protection and better opportunities. Some argue that sport is not simply a development tool – a means to other ends – but should rather be seen as a development goal in its own right. Children, for example, need opportunities to play sport because having recreational time is a fundamental part of growing up.

 

“Football for all” creates avenues for healthy living and active lifestyles. This preventative health approach will help to improve the health status of the communities. It provides sporting activities as an alternative to anti-social behaviour. Football for all will target groups and areas, where there is a recurring pattern of crime and violence to preach peace in the name of football.

The lack of structured football sessions for the children and young people in Sierra Leone and majority of these children are homeless, poor and orphans. Football activities can be used to bring communities back together, contributing to the re-building of trust, decrease crime and violence free for reconciliation and re-integration within communities. Football activities for Ebola survivors or those affected by the impacts of Ebola.

There’s a dearth of structured football sessions for the children and youth in Sierra Leone. Majority of these children are poor homeless orphans. Football activities can be used to bring communities together contributing to the re-building of trust, decrease crime and violence for reconciliation and re-integration of communities. Football activities are specially held for Ebola survivors or those affected by the impacts of Ebola.

The project aims to provide infra-structures in order to offer football coaching which improves the children’s finesse in the game and team work, thereby making them competent enough to play at a competitive level. The project aims at reviewing their progress during coaching sessions and matches and keep a track of documentation via project reports. It involves asking parents or guardians of their communities how the project impacted the children’s lives, in terms of improved confidence and performance.

 

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