Children
 Ghana
Project #6115

Empowering Children: The Gift of Football (Soccer)

by Care Net Ghana

Summary

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.
$8,500
total goal
$7,635
remaining
24
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

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

Solution

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.

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.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.carenetghana.org
Blog on thoughts and experiences with Care Net/​ROC
Official Care Net site with project descriptions
Video and photo collage of Nike Sponsored Football

Organization Information

Care Net Ghana

Location: Hohoe, Ho - Ghana
Website: http:/​/​www.carenetghana.org
Care Net Ghana
Project Leader:
Patrick Ahumah
Executive Servant
Hohoe, Volta Region Ghana

Funded Project!

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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