A lot has been happening since the last update for our project here at CameroonFDP!
Most recently we held the Kumba Youth League Championship on Saturday, May 28th. The epic event, which celebrated gender equity, brought together stakeholders from across the community. The championship put U-14 boys from two teams, Legend FC and Wumjeck FC, to the test to see who could not only win the game, but more importantly, demonstrate all they had learned over the last season about respecting girls and treating them as equals. These were just some of the highlights related to the curriculum about gender equity that was inerwoven into the soccer competitions throughout the season. The lessons the boys learned before the final championship game were shared with the spectators crowded around the sidelines to watch, through the motivational statements read aloud by coaches and players alike. Legend FC came out victorious in the end with the final score being 1-0. We look forward to the next tournament!
Coach Kingsley, of Legend FC, expressed his sheer joy and elation when reflecting on the final win of the season, noting that it was the icing on the cake, but he is most impressed with the improved behavior and attitudes of his players both on and off the field.
This month we are busy preparing for the arrival of trainers from Coaches Across Continents who will run a week long clinic for about 50 coaches in Kumba. Our management team is recruiting young leaders to join in our efforts to impact lives through soccer!
We thank you for your continued support as we work to empower and educate youth in Cameroon life skills, leadership, health, and gender equity and provide quality soccer programs to improve the quality of life in communities where we work. For the last 6 years, we have tested different approaches in sport for development and peace and engaged more than 100 coaches. As a result of this, we have become local experts in the SDP field and developed a uniqu and innovative model that can reach youth all across Cameroon and beyond. Stay connected with us as we strive toward the next level!
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