Fabulous football

The ‘beautiful game’ changes lives. In vulnerable urban areas, football provides a positive alternative to drugs and crime. This goal-scoring charity gift can buy kits, footballs and training to help build a sense of community and hope for the future.

Why buy this Fabulous football gift?

  • What a goal! The perfect charity gift for a footy-mad kid or soccer-loving parent. This sporty present can provide practical support to children in vulnerable communities.
  • Playing football gives young people well-needed respite from ongoing violence and conflict.
  • Go for the hat-trick! This is the charity gift that keeps on scoring. It’s not just a fun kickabout for vulnerable kids, but a chance to learn and grow – allowing communities in conflict to develop their skills peacefully, together.

Case study: Football for peace in Kenya's slums

“It is an honour to play for my national team. My success is thanks to my coaches, teammates and St John’s Sports Society for their moral and financial support.” Kuende, Kenya

Kuende is a young man from a large slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Gangs operate in the area and crime rates are high. Many young people are extremely vulnerable. There are few opportunities. Joining a gang or turning to crime is often the only way to cope with a terrible situation.

Thankfully, football-mad Kuende jumped at the chance to join a CAFOD-funded sports society when he was just 11 years old. Of all the sports on offer, he chose to play football. The super skills he learnt each week meant he has been asked to join the Kenyan under 17s national football team!

Thanks to charity gifts like this and Kuende’s own hard work, he has managed to steer clear from gangs. Kuende is proof that with the right help, anyone can achieve their dreams.

 

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