A big applause for the singer Steven Cameo, Steven Kasamba with the African drums, Josh with beat boxing and little animal helper for the entertainment, we had a great time.
I would like to express our gratitude also Louise Sprague, Nuala, Jane, Sam, Wendy (KRAN), David and Zeki for their roles at the event.
Thanks for all those who attended and shared the love, care and support for the cause.
All money raised goes towards the Youth Project which aims
- Use the money to provide structured sports activities to youth in Yida refugee camp in South Sudan.
- Provide basic equipment and establish 5 football teams who will train 3 times a week and compete in friendly competitions. Building on our existing activities, this is a pilot initiative for six months duration.
- The project is about more than football. It provides discipline and structure for at-risk youth who lack alternative life chances except joining military movements. The normal development of young people's relationships and motivations has been dislocated by the conflict and this project creates a safe and structured space for them to work in teams, build trust, generate self-confidence, win respect and channel ambitions through constructive cooperative activity. It will also improve tense relationships with the local host communities through increased social interaction.
- The project also alleviates pressure on guardians and mothers, most of who are single women (most men are elsewhere pursuing economic opportunities, fighting in war, or they have been killed). These women put the interests of children ahead of their own, and would benefit hugely if their youth were engaged in constructive activities