Fortune FootBall Academy
This is a project of Child Dream Foundation with the focus to develop a sports program in order to maintain a constant contact with the street children and provide them with guidance and discipline they may not otherwise be exposed to.
Goals & Objectives of Fortune Football Academy
- To provide transport to enable 100 street children to attend regular soccer training sessions i.e. 3 per week and Sunday games over the period of a year.
- To teach 100 street children soccer skills and to facilitate football games between different teams.
- To feed 100 children weekly on Sundays after their sporting activities.
- To provide the children with medical facilities on an ad hoc basis.
- To hire a trainer and assistant to train the children.
- To provide the children with some basic sexual health education and life-skills training on a weekly basis.
TARGET AUDIENCE: INCLUDING CHARACTERISTICS AND SIZE
This project targets 100+ orphans and vulnerable living on the streets around Kantamanto Railway Station between the ages of 6 and 17.
GEOGRAPHICAL AREA e.g. number of communities
The project will concentrate in inner city Accra around Kantamanto, with a view to expanding the program to various different suburbs and other big cities in the future.
RESULTS TO BE ACHIEVED
1. Street soccer academy has been formed ( Fortune Football Academy)
2. Over 80 street children to have an attendance over 80% attendance rate to weekly Sunday sessions.
3. Over 80 street children to have over 80% attendance in sexual health/life-skills classes
80% of the total to have 3 red cards or less throughout the year (indicating good discipline)
4. Soccer scouts to attend at least two training sessions per year to view possible talent.
5. Children to remain in a good state of health and for various essential treatments to have been carried out throughout the year.
ACTIVITIES TO HELP ACHIEVE YOUR RESULT
-The director will hire staff in the form of a trainer and assistant trainer and conduct monthly meetings with these members of staff, to discuss children’s development and their attendance rates.
-A bus and driver will be hired in order to transport the street children to and from the training sessions and the weekly matches in order to ensure the children’s attendance.
-Purchasing soccer kits, training kits, balls, and hiring potential pitches.
-Distributing food rations and vitamins to the young people.
THE WAY THE PROJECT WILL BE SUPERVISED AND WHO WILL DO THE SUPERVISION
– The program director will monitor the purchasing of clothes, shoes, food and vitamins. Proposed budgets would be reviewed on a quarterly basis.
– The children will be supervised by the trainer and assistant trainer, and overseen by the Director.
HOW WILL THE PROJECT BE MONITORED AND EVALUATED?
– The project will be evaluated on the basis of consistent attendance by the children. The big challenge with this program will be achieving a consistent level of attendance and engaging the children over a long period of time.
– The Director of the program will evaluate the attendance data collected at each practice to see if attendance has increased or decreased over the month period.
– Behavior of the children will also be evaluated on a monthly basis, in terms of numbers of red and yellow cards received.
– The children’s soccer skills will be monitored on a monthly basis to see signs to improvement. All of these elements will be tracked month by month to ensure progress.
– Each week children can report any injuries/ill health to the trainer/assistant trainer and all cases and medical treatments are to be documented and evaluated monthly in terms of cases treated and how vital/useful this medical care is to the children.