10 Years of Hope Anniversary Appeal
We want to do even more! By raising £100,000, we can train 400 new coaches and improve the lives of 18,000 more vulnerable children in West Africa.
As Nelson Mandela once said ‘Sport has the power to change the world.’ We share this unshakeable belief in the innate power of football to bring about good. In the UK and communities around the world football is changing lives and making a positive mark. Yet so much of this work goes unrecognised. We think it’s time to celebrate all the good that goes on both on the pitch and behind the scenes, at all levels of game. The type of good that seldom makes the headlines.
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Coaching for Hope
Coaching for Hope is an innovative programme which uses football to create better futures for young people living in some of the most disadvantaged communities around the world. We aim to empower disadvantaged young people in Africa and Asia to create better futures for themselves and their communities. We do this by tapping into the universal passion for football and using it as a tool to engage with and support vulnerable young people.
Where we work
We train individuals from the local community to run coaching and games sessions. Coaching for Hope have developed an innovative curriculum which enables life skills lessons to be integrated within these sessions, tackling vital issues such as HIV/AIDS awareness and substance misuse. As relationships are built, the sessions provide a ‘safe space’ for young people to discuss the issues they are facing and our coaches can support them to realise their potential.
Disability in sport
For many growing up in disadvantaged communities, the risks and dangers of becoming involved in drugs are massive. Coaching for Hope has designed a curriculum which uses football as a tool to give young people key facts about drugs.