If parents at all can afford to send their children to secondary school, the quality of the educational programme and the means are poor.
Therefore the focus of this project is on secondary education for girls and boys.
Only recently, the last 10 years, there is global attention for African soccer talent. More and more top players present themselves to the world. However, until now this is limited to mainly West African talents. We tend to forget or take it for granted that also East Africa could be the birth nest of great soccer talents. There is no reason to assume there is no soccer talent in this part of Africa .
There is a growing attention for women’s football. It was already very popular in the US and Germany, but nowadays more countries follow. In The Netherlands it is the most growing sport under young girls, encouraged by the success of their national team. Combined with fhe fact that school-leaving is occurring mostly under girls, it is wise to focus on their involvement as well.
In Amani (East-Usambara Mountains, North East Tanzania) there is an opportunity to combine both visions in one programme. The area is on 1000 meters (3000ft) altitude and therefore free from malaria and has enough rainfall (2000 cm) to keep the grass growing and green. Infrastructure is for a great deal available but needs improvements. It is possible to buy or lease accommodation for long term from the owner (Tanzania Government, i.c. the Amani Malaria Institute ). Even a soccer pitch is already in use.