385 Million Children
Worldwide are suffering from extreme poverty. One of the resulting restrictions for children lies in the limited access to football clubs, due to insufficient financial possibilities to purchase basic sports equipment, or the lack of respective infrastructure.
The access to football clubs can be crucial for children to gain important life skills such as teamwork, confidence, discipline and mental strength.
Even though more than 325.000
Football clubs are officially registered worldwide, the majority is playing football in informal set-ups, as clubs are lacking the financial resources to accommodate all children and provide sufficient equipment. Based on online interviews, this is especially true in developing countries. Without the necessary funds to provide the basic equipment and infrastructure, clubs cannot act as safe haven for children’s personal development.