Education and soccer

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Education and soccer: Turning today's kids into tomorrow's stars

Monrovia, LiberiaMonrovia, Liberia
Year Founded:
2013
Project Stage:
Idea
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

I organize soccer tournaments in different communities in Liberia from time to time.
I use the time to motivate kids about becoming good citizens for the future.
I also encourage kids to take their education seriously and be discipline using these soccer tournaments.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

Make today's kids into tomorrow's stars
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Children's education and empowerment

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

Financial aid since it is self funded. Most kids parents in slump communities in Monrovia can not afford to pay their school fees, but those kids do have passion for soccer and will love playing on their little fields from time to time. Even if u take a book and a ball there, they would rather choose the ball. Therefore, with the program which provides scholarship for some at times, you can have these kids stay in school and later play soccer during leisure hours. With that, they can be empowered for tomorrow
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

The live of a school drop out has been changed from been a mere drop out to been a student

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

It has impacted them a lot. Kids have started taking their studies seriously and taking responsibilities at home as well as their various communities and schools.

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

Lots of kids have gotten education through sports
Sustainability

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

I hope to write corporate entities as well as prominent individuals
Team

Founding Story

I realized that lots of children love to play soccer but to don't want to take their education seriously. So I though to come up with a plan so as to keep them in school as well as helping them achieve their dreams of becoming future soccer stars.
About You
About You
First Name

Martina

Last Name

Brooks

About Your Project
Organization Name
How long has your organization been operating?

Project
Organization Country

, Monrovia

Country where this project is creating social impact

, Monrovia

What awards or honors has the project received?
Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Friends and family.

Supplemental
Awards

Community football promoter

Primary Target Age Group

0 - 1.5.

Your role in Education

Coach, Parent, Social Worker, Teacher.

Please specify which of the following best applies:

I am applying on behalf of a particular program or initiative.

The type of school(s) your solution is affiliated with (if applicable)

Public (tuition-free), Private (tuition-based).

Intervention Focus

Childcare, Community, Parenting.

Does your project utilize any of the innovative design principles below?

Putting Children in Charge: Giving children a voice and cultivating agency via experiential learning, project-based learning, and civic engagement.

Is your project targeted at solving any of the following key barriers?

Whole child development is undervalued: Essential parts of development get left behind as children get older, such as healthy habits, executive function, and social and emotional learning.

Need
Offer
What key learning outcomes does your work seek to improve?
Secondary Form
PROGRAM DESIGN CLARITY: We are hungry to know more about what exactly your model consists of. Please succinctly list a) what main activities are you doing with your beneficiaries, b) where you carry out the activities? c) how often? d) for how many hours? e) who delivers the services? and f) any other brief details
INSPIRATION: What do you consider the most important trends or evidence that inspire you to believe the world is ready to Re-imagine Learning? Please elaborate.
LEARNING THROUGH PLAY: What does “learning through play” mean to you and why it is a must-have, instead of a nice to have?
SUSTAINABILITY: Please list a quick breakdown of your funding, indicating the percentage that comes from each source.
MODEL: How does your mission relate to your business model (i.e. Non-profit, for-profit or hybrid)?
FUNDING PRIORITIES: If your organization were given $20K in unrestricted funding today, how would you use it? Why?
PARTNERSHIPS: Tell us about your partnerships that enhance your approach.
COLLABORATIONS: Have you considered or initiated partnerships with any of the other Challenge Pacesetters? If so, please share.
VISION: If you had unlimited funding, and you could fast forward 15 years to when your program has been able to achieve wild success - what will it have achieved?
IMPACT - KEY METRICS: Please list the key data points that you would cite as evidence that you are able to achieve lasting learning outcomes. Please also share one data point for which you most hope to see better results over time
IMPACT - REPORTING SAMPLE: Please attach any examples of your impact reporting. [optional]:
RESEARCH AND EVIDENCE: Please link or attach any research or evidence resource you are open to sharing more widely [optional]. Building research and evidence is a key aim of this initiative, and the resources you share may be chosen for listing in the Center for Education Innovations library:
SOURCE: If applicable - who created the research or evidence you are choosing to share? :
IMPACT - REACH: How many people did your project directly engage in programmatic activities in the last year?

STUDY: Has an external evaluation or study been conducted of your organization?

Other (please specify)
Number of Employees:

Number of Volunteers:

APPROACHES: Given the complexity of play, it is not surprising that there have been numerous research attempts to categorize the different types and approaches! Please indicate which of the following your project focuses on.

Other (please specify)
AFFILIATION: Please specify if your organization has any existing affiliations with the LEGO Group.