Kicking For Change will use football as a catalyst to get able-bodied and disabled children back into education. Children will be engaged in a 48 week programme combining football sessions with literacy, numeracy and life-skills, with the aim of giving 500 children the skills and support they need to get back to school. Already supported by Cityzens Giving, your donation will help us reach even more young people in Cape Coast.
In Ghana, in spite of increased enrolment in primary education, one million 6-14 years olds are still out of school. For social and economic reasons, many children drop out of school without completing their education. They end up on the streets, often engaging in petty trading in order to support their families' income. Disabled young people face even further discrimination and risk of exclusion from mainstream education.
We will use Ghana's passion for football to reconnect able and disabled young people with education through a mixture of on-the-pitch and classroom based activities. Young leaders will engage out of school young people who are on the street and support them over a 48 week programme of activities. As a result they will have improved literacy, numeracy and life-skills and go back to school.
Kicking For Change will impact the lives of 500 young people annually, 50 of whom are hearing impaired. In addition to literacy, numeracy and life skills, younger children will be supported back into school, and an older group will be given skills to find employment. A core group of young people from the community will manage and deliver the project, gaining project management experience.