FOOTBALL KIT DONATION
ABOUT LOVE LIFE
Football has been an important part of love-life’s behaviour–change for HIV prevention strategy since the inception of the love-life games in 2002. The love-life games are South Africa’s largest school sports initiative. It is funded by the national Department of sports and recreation (SRSA).
With the inception of the love-lifestyle strategy in 2004, love-life started driving sports league formation through its 7,000- strong youth service corps, with the explicit intention of linking these leagues to the love-life games.
Football was a new avenue for working with young people.In 2009, love-life engaged over 64 000 young men and women in structured soccer activity. The organisation is also passionate about promoting and raising awareness of the use of sport for positive change.
They also provide a variety of community programs for at-risk adolescents, such as health education, life skills development, and gender equality.
Stats from the logistics challenge
Football for hope centre
The LoveLife Trust runs a number of youth health programmes, including Love4Life, HIV/Aids programmes on how to defeat HIV/Aids, the Born Free Dialogues, which are youth engagements on social issues affecting them, Dlala Ntombazane Girls Soccer, life skills through football and gender awareness programmes, and Making my Move, a programme aimed at combating abuse by making youth voices heard..
The non-profit organisation promotes AIDS-free living among South African teenagers aged 12 to 19 by utilising a comprehensive approach to youth development and behaviour modification that empowers adolescents to take care of their lives in order to have brighter futures.
The ultimate goal of loveLife is to minimise the number of new HIV infections among young people, hence lowering the overall prevalence of HIV in South Africa.
The goal of Kits for the World
Was to find out the target age group of the participants at the Lovelife programs to supply full kits including football boots.
We believe in the power of football and something as little as a football kit can have an impact and helping NGO’s offset the cost.
We believe that through football and being part of a team. A kit can help soften perceptions and misconceptions when combined quality education and support.
Which is what LoveLife offer at-risk adolescents, with health education, life skills development, and gender equality support
Sustainable Development Goals
LoveLife are aligned with three priority Sustainable Development Goals – 3: Good Health & Wellbeing, 4: Quality Education and 5: Gender Equality.
One kit can change a life!
” WHEN A FOOTBALL KIT IS GIVEN TO A CHILD/ YOUNG ADULT, WHO LOVES THE GAME WITH A PASSION THE RIPPLE EFFECT OF THAT AND THE POWER FOOTBALL HAS TO INSPIRE IS A POWERFUL COMBINATION.
HOWEVER WHEN EDUCATION AND SOCIAL INCLUSION IS PUT INTO THE MIX THE COMBINATION BECOMES WORLD CHANGING. THE WORK OF KITS FOR THE WORLD PLAYS A SMALL PART …ACTING AS A LINK IN THE CHAIN OF DEVELOPMENT THROUGH FOOTBALL.
THE REAL WORK TAKES PLACE WITH THE DEDICATED MEN AND WOMEN THAT WORK FOR THE CHARITIES WE SUPPORT WITH KIT DONATIONS. IT IS THERE WHERE THE MOST IMPORTANT WORK HAPPENS. WHEN A CHILD/YOUNG ADULT RECEIVES A FOOTBALL KIT DONATION IT HELPS TO KEEP THE MOTIVATIONAL FIRE ALIGHT AND PROVIDES THE CATALYST FOR CHANGE“.
Kits for the World sdg 13 Commitment to offset a kit donation
Wherever trees are established, wildlife and other plants are sure to follow, ensuring a healthier ecosystem. Trees provide shelter and food for a variety of birds and small animals. Attracting pollinators which in turn help with vegetable and plant growth used not just for food but also for medicines.
Trees are sometimes called the lungs of the Earth because they absorb pollutants through their leaves. Trees improve water quality, and reduce flooding and erosion.
Trees temper climate. Trees lower air temperatures and humidity; they can also influence wind speed. Evaporation of water from trees, or transpiration, has a cooling effect.
Kits for the World
Kits for the World is committed to help fighting the issue of climate change. To this end not only do we reuse and recycle football kits. We also look for the most sustainable way to transport football kits to our partner projects.
To offset this transaction we also are also looking to partner with charities that can help re-green planting trees and forests which play a crucial role in combating climate change and loss of biodiversity.
Kits for the world are also looking to partner with companies of electric vans to help assist in local collections of kit donations.