Sport  Pakistan Project #29389

Uplift A Community Through Football

by Karachi United Football Foundation (Trust) Vetted since 2017

Summary

Football can change individuals AND communities. Using sport for development, we engage 1000 children - boys and girls - in a year-round community outreach football program where we provide free coaching, competition, and life-skills in Karachi's most vulnerable areas. The aim of our centers in Lyari, Malir, Baldia Town, Orangi Town, Old Golimar, Manghopir, and Mauripur is to introduce children to structured sport, provide them with a healthy alternative lifestyle, and scout local talent.

$75,000
total goal
$62,434
remaining
77
donors
4
monthly donors
7
months

Challenge

Pakistan's youth (8-16yrs) includes children who cannot exercise their right to play (access, acceptance); children who do not get the recommended amount of physical activity (stunting, obesity); an increasingly inactive labor force; and cases of violent misconduct due to ethnic intolerance/unawareness. Using football to engage 1000 children/year, we provide free-coaching to communities that benefit from recreational and competitive activity while instilling in them the values of sportsmanship.

Solution

Football has the capability to influence democratic practices through team building and leadership exercises; academic performance owing to the fact that physically active children do better at school; health and wellness; and, foster social inclusion for ethnically diverse population. Each child benefits from participation, competition, and recreation. By providing them with a platform to interact, grow, and influence each other, football for development creates stronger communities.

Long-Term Impact

Community based sport goes a long way to keep children involved in healthy physical activity and become better citizens. Many children find their confidence through playing a team sport and take initiatives to change their communities for the better. Young girls who play will advocate for their daughters to play in the future; adolescents who excel become role models within their communities; and parents and spectators get involved in community events. When our children play, we all win.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​karachiunited.com
The World At Their Feet - Karachi United
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Our Centres in the local news!
NY Times covers Karachi United

Organization Information

Karachi United Football Foundation (Trust)

Location: Karachi - Pakistan
Website: http:/​/​karachiunited.com
Project Leader:
Mashal Hussain
Karachi, Pakistan
$12,566 raised of $75,000 goal
 
110 donations
$62,434 to go
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