Empowering Children: The Gift of Football (Soccer)

$865 $7,635
Raised Remaining


Through football,this project will provide an open environment where children feel empowered to advocate for their rights, thereby becoming vital members of their community and improving their future.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Through Right of the Child (ROC), trained educators teach children about their rights to education, health, and participation. Even though ROC has taught these children about their rights, Care Net has realized that children still face many hierarchical barriers because of the lack of a platform. Ghanaian children feel stifled in their freedom to speak up for themselves and to be assertive, because within this culture there are stigmas which lead adults to perceive assertiveness as arrogance

How will this project solve this problem?

Football is a unifying sport that allows for education and entertainment to mix in a more comfortable setting. Football games offer the children a platform to advocate for pertinent community issues, while building self-esteem and becoming proactive.

Potential Long Term Impact

Children from 10 destitute communities will learn to advocate for the rights of children among peers, adults, and potential aggressors. These are skills they will carry into adulthood and pass on to future generations of children.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $865

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $865 .  The original project funding goal was $8,500.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Patrick Ahumah

Executive Servant
Hohoe, Volta Region Ghana

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