Why Choose Us
VALUES AND PRINCIPLES We believe that:
One of the most effective ways to achieve lasting, transformational change is through local solutions –created in direct partnership with the people themselves, which deepens impact and promotes empowerment. We believe in an integrated approach that tackles problems causing suffering to populations from angles through measurable and effective methods. This should be carried out through empowering people by building their ability to live a decent life, earn a dignified living, and benefit from sustainable use and management of the resources available to them. We also believe that people should be the center of our values and, therefore, any programming should be based on an effective partnership, which leads to trust- the foundation of change. Thus, we do not only focus on change in itself but hold a firm belief that how change is achieved is as important as the change itself.
With over 200 million plus people aged between 15 and 24, Africa has the youngest population in the world. GFA believes that by activating the potential of the largest ever young generation, underserved communities will change. By connecting where it catches the most, on the playing field. Where: creativity, cooperation, talent, drive, character and self confidence are unlocked.
“It is the doing not in the saying lays perfection”
The journey for us begins on the sports field and continues right after.
Here at GFA, we understand that success has no nativity, religion or race. Rather, it is born out of share determination, learning, studying, sacrifice, resilience, consistency, will to succeed, and most importantly, Passion which breeds love for what one is doing or learning to do. GFA believe that the youth, most especially the ones in underprivileged areas already have what it takes to be the change their world is looking for. A push and the encouragement in the right direction is all that is required. That all happens on the sports field, where dedication plus motivation breeds success.
During a soccer match for instance; the basic tenants of living are all brought to bear. Basic skills such as; teamwork/cooperation, communication, creativity, brand identity and a dose of confidence.
These skills that young people score on the sports field can be used to make a difference at home and in their communities at large. The power of sport is seen as these young people become game changers.
Why Choose Us
Our Commitment is anchored on;
Shared responsibility, accountability, transparency, and decision making.
Innovation and risk-taking to find effective solutions to be able to operate in a challenging context with sound judgment.
Mutuality and reciprocity in our work.
Open to leaning and listening to each other to strengthen and enhance long- term sustainability of our programs for the benefit of the children and communities we serve.
Our carers respond every time with a big warm smile.
To use sports as a means and a platform in reaching the unreached, nurturing talent and building character.
To be a community where those who believe in their dream exercise their talent, build their character and take ownership of their future. GFA aspire to achieve this mission and vision through response programming in different sports sectors.
Former United Nations Secretary-General the late Kofi Annan gave his stamp of approval by saying “Sports is a universal language.
At its best it can bring people together, no matter what their origin, background, religious beliefs or economic status. And when young people participate in sports or have access to physical education, they can experience real exhilaration even as they learn the ideals of teamwork and tolerance”.
Similarly, Late Nelson Mandela has this to say;
“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire, it has the power to unite people in a way that nothing else does”
Sport has proven to be a lever for integration or social reintegration in developing countries or in conflict-affected areas. For youth especially, sport can be a way of instilling respect for opponents and rules, teamwork, sportsmanship, determination and discipline.
For example, soccer matches are used between two enemy sides to help rebuild relationships. In addition to its positive impact on health, sport also helps with the prevention of violence and with awareness of diseases. These fundamental principles can transfer into the social lives of the athletes in a way that has a positive impact on development in their region.
Similarly, sport offers many benefits, including individual development, health promotion and disease prevention, gender equality, social integration, peace-building or conflict prevention/resolution and post-disaster/trauma assistance.
“Pictures speaks a thousand word”
. Flowing from the above saying, below are some activities we have been able to put together either solely or inconjucton with other NGO. Happy viewing.