FOOTBALL KIT DONATION
The YEF is a youth-oriented, non-profit organisation founded in 1995 in Nigeria. YEF addresses the needs of young people by building their capacity through life skills training, leadership development and health education (HIV/AIDS). In addition, YEF offers direct services for STI diagnosis, sexual abuse counselling and family planning assistance. Donations are a major contributor to YEF’s success.
YEF uses football, drama, street activities and sports to reach young people with accurate information. These methods have been used effectively in reaching their target audience, especially school youth for counselling and testing.
They provide a variety of community programs for at-risk adolescents, such as health education, life skills development, and gender equality.
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Football Kit donation
With the support of Women Win and Standard Chartered, YEF implemented the Goal program, which combines various training courses such as life skills and sports training and goals for adolescent girls. These girls participate in activities and discussions related to conflict resolution, gender-based violence, health and hygiene, financial literacy, communication and career choices.
With GOAL, YEF reaches approximately 13,000 girls per year in Lagos and Abuja through a combination of intensive education, as well as football training and peer-to-peer education (students teaching each other).
The result of YEF’s peer-to-peer model is that the organisation can continuously expand the program and reach more girls.
The goal of Kits for the World
Was to find out the target age group of the participants at the YEF 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 YEF offer at-risk adolescents, with health education, life skills development, and gender equality support
Sustainable Development Goals
The YEF 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
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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.
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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.