Enoh John Agbor and team mates

Close Friends and Lovers of Football – Football: A Gateway to Opportunities for Youths in Kumba

Date grant awarded: April 21, 2019

Everyday in Kumba, Cameroon you can find youths playing football and local analysis states that more than 80% of these youths are school dropouts who engage in drugs and violence and seek career workshops. For the duration of his life, Enoh John Agbor has stayed in this region and played in amateur leagues and seen the positive impact the sport brings to people. He sees the sport as a gateway to opportunities that spread happiness, compassion, joy, and love for mankind through acts of kindness and generosity. His initiative, Football: A Gateway to Opportunities for Youths in Kumba, will organize football competitions, which involve eight teams representing neighborhoods in Kumba.

The top players from the project will be supported to go back to school or take their football levels to another city. During the competition, participants will attend lectures from experts who will address drug abuse, career opportunities, and diverting violence. Funds from the grant will allowJohn to run the competition and also make key arrangements for the experts to deliver lectures throughout the competition and thereafter.