Coaching for Hope is an exciting and innovative programme that uses football to create better futures for young people in West and Southern Africa.
It taps into passion for football and organises coaching courses where professional coaches from the UK train local youth workers to recognised FA standards. At the same time, the local coaches learn how to deliver HIV awareness sessions to young people in their communities.
With ongoing support from our programme staff, the graduates then go on to deliver Coaching for Hope sessions and develop training initiatives of their own.
So far, about 50,000 children have benefited from football and HIV awareness sessions and more than 1,000 coaches have been through our courses.
The kids who benefit are vulnerable - often orphans or disabled. They have little access to sport and health education. The chance to play football in proper kit and take part in a tournament can be a life-changing experience which raises their confidence and self-esteem and builds valuable life skills.
Find out more at coachingforhope.org