15 July 2015

The network board has just approved the application of membership of three new organisations into the streetfootballworld network. These organizations will increase the outreach of the network and will provide new opportunities for exchange and collaboration between all members.

 

A very warm welcome to: Youth Environment Service (Uganda), Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative (Nigeria) and the new affiliate member Street Child United!

 

The streetfootballworld network now unites 107 members from 66 countries worldwide. Read more about our latest members below:

 

Youth Environment Service (YES)

Youth Environment Service (YES) was founded in 2003 in Uganda by a group of young volunteers with the objective to support African communities in the fields of environment, health, women empowerment and education through football, music, dance and drama.The organization uses football as a tool to promote positive knowledge and behaviour change for teenagers in Uganda. YES is already working very closely with the affiliate member WASH UNITED. Learn more about YES here!

 

Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative (YEDI)

Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative, Nigeria In 2011, a group of professionals with experience in health, emergency settings, governance and corporate social responsibility on the African continent and especially in Nigeria, created Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative (YEDI) to educate, empower, and inspire young people in Nigeria. YEDI is the first West African organisation that bases its programmes on Grassroots Soccer’s model, aiming to reduce HIV incidence rates and stigma. Learn more about YEDI here!

 

Street Child United

With the mission to empower street children, Street Child United was established as a charitable company in the UK in 2011. Street Child United provides a global platform for street children to be heard so that they receive the protection, support and opportunities all children deserve. Ahead of the world’s biggest sporting competitions Street Child United organizes international events inviting street children to be at the centre of the call for their rights – such as the Street Child World Cup, where a number of network members already participated in. Learn more about Street Child United here!

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