FOOTBALL KIT DONATION
In Cameroon, almost one million children live on the streets. This is mostly owing to the region’s economic collapse in the late 1980s and early 1990s. When families struggle, Cameroon’s children suffer first, especially those from underprivileged and marginalised groups.
United Action for Children (UAC) aims to help street children and those who are at risk of dropping out of school return to and stay in school.
Children have access to a secure and stable environment through the organisation, where they may attend football training and get instruction about conflict resolution, HIV/AIDS, and basic educational programmes and career trainings in industries such as computing, woodworking, and more.
Stats from the logistics challenge
Football for hope centre Cameroon
The overall goal of UAC is to improve the living conditions of key affected populations (Deprived People) such as orphans, street children, internally displaced children as a result of the ongoing war in Cameroon’s English-speaking regions, youth, drug users, teenagers,
Through the organisation, children have access to a safe and stable environment where they can go to football training and receive education about conflict resolution, HIV/AIDS, and take part in basic educational programmes and job trainings in fields like computing, woodwork, and more.
The organisation hopes to include parents and the surrounding community in order to boost local participation and the influence of UAC programmes beyond the organisation’s centres and schools.
The goal of Kits for the World
Was to find out the target age group of the participants at the UAC life 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 UAC offer at-risk adolescents, with health education, life skills development, and gender equality support
Sustainable Development Goals
UAC 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.