Weʼre raising £5,000 to fund a 1 year football project for teenage girls, in north-eastern Brazil.
- Luton, UK
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Using football as a tool to make a difference.
Many young people in Brazil have lives affected by abject poverty, broken/ violent homes, as well as drug and gang cultures in their communities. In 2015 I qualified as a football coach and had the opportunity to visit football projects in Fortaleza that sought to help boys escape this reality and instead inject them with positivity, affirmation & team building, as well as Christian values like the love of Father God and loving others. This impacted me so much that by the end of that year I resigned from my permanent job, gave up my accommodation to become a missionary.
This year I spent 3 months helping to coach boys at a 'Youth With a Mission' base (my 4th visit there), but more excitingly, started a 10 week project for girls aged between 10 and 14. There was a good response, so the next step is to return ASAP for 1 year to establish this for the long term.
The reality is that when I return, some of the girls can't play because they are now pregnant. Yet there will be others who can.
This work is voluntary and completely self funded - which is where you come in! I can't raise enough money on my own, so please give generously. The funds raised will pay for rent, food, bills, transport etc - those essential everyday things that will enable me to have a base from which to implement the project. But also there will be resources to buy e.g. footballs, cones, bibs, small nets. The available equipment is well worn to say the least!
Thankfully there is a pitch we can train on, but it's in need of urgent redevelopment so if you would like to give specifically to that, let me know.
Thank you for your donation and being on this journey with me.
God bless you.
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About the fundraiser
Teacher, football coach, missionary, writer and musician. Living life for the glory of God and making a difference where there is a need. Based in England, sometimes Brazil (estou aprendendo Portugues) and am willing to travel anywhere!
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