AKOWS Using soccer and education to alleviate poverty, teach about AIDS/HIV, and allay trauma in East Africa. AKWOS, which started in Rwanda, has focused on helping Rwandan women ease the trauma from the Rwandan genocide. (to continue reading click here)








AMANDLA (EduFootball) ‘AMANDLA’ means ‘Power’ in Xhosa and Zulu (2 popular languages in South Africa) and ‘EduFootball’ represents a mix of education and football (to continue reading click here)









Ball For All Building the next generation of female African Leaders through sports. Ball For All, founded by Peace Corps volunteers, seeks to empower African Youth through school and sports. (to continue reading click here)







RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 27: Children of Bola Pra Frente Institute, a football focused project in the poor community of Muquico, Guadalupe play soccer  on September 27, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images For Laureus)


Bola Pra Frente Replacing favela opportunities with better ones! Bola Pra Frente, located in Guadalupe, Brazil, serves kids from age of 6-17 (to continue reading click here)










Colombinatos  Education with Sports. Colombinatos uses this combination to inspire Colombian kids to attend school and play sports, not join gangs and do drugs. (to continue reading click here)








Developing Minds Foundation Football to fight favela Developing Minds Foundation is sponsoring a sports academy for 200 children who live in Rio de Janeiro’s impoverished Mangueira favela (urban slum). (to continue reading click here )






Drakenstein Hope Academy Helping juvenile offenders through soccer. Drakenstein Hope Academy, the first football prison academy in South Africa, helps juvenile players avoid gangs and receive an education while in Prison. (to continue reading click here)








Football For Life Football to help the underprivileged. Football For Life is an organization based in Hong Kong.(to continue reading click here)









Girls Kick it Using soccer to change the lives of girls. Girls Kick it, located it Gulu town and the Paicho Internally Displaced Persons Camp, provides local females with different activities including matches, team building and leadership exercises, and soccer practice. (to continue reading click here)









Gol de Letra Using sports to assists kids at risk. Gol de Letra, located in the suburbs of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), is a NGO that uses sports, education, and culture to help kids embrace “knowledge, culture and citizenship. (to continue reading click here)







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Grassroot Soccer Educate. Inspire. Motivate. Grassroot Soccer aims to use soccer to turn the tide against HIV. (to continue reading click here)






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Homeless World Cup  Football to fight poverty! The Homeless World Cup Organization uses football to inspire marginalized groups. (to continue reading click here)










Homeless World Cup (Hong Kong) The Homeless World Cup in Hong Kong has been a huge success. Their work has helped nearly 90% of its players achieve a better life (to continue reading click here)









Kicking Aids Out Network Linking sports with HIV/AIDS prevention. Kicking Aids Out uses sports to help build awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS, and to encourage its participants to discuss and solve problems affecting them and their community. (to continue reading click here)









Play 31 Spreading joy and peace through football. Play 31 uses the power of football to work with people and communities affected by conflict. (to continue reading click here)






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Play For Hope There are 7,000 children living on the streets of Rwanda and 100,000 orphan lead households.(to continue reading click here)









Right To Play It is a child’s inherent right to be allowed to play. Right To Play believes in the power of play as a tool for education, a catalyst for change, and a positive force in the lives of at-risk children and youth. (to continue reading click here)









Street Soccer Hong Kong Street Soccer to promote social inclusiveness. Street Soccer Hong Kong aims to rebuild the self-confidence and self-esteem of the marginal groups through football. (to continue reading click here)








Street Soccer USA Ending homelessness is a team sport. Street Soccer USA aims to rebuild the self-confidence and self-esteem of the marginal groups through football. (to continue reading click here)








 The Kids League (Uganda)  Sports to prepare children with skills to become Global Citizens. The Kids League, located in Uganda, uses the power of sports to help disadvantaged children develop positive attitudes and behaviors. (to continue reading click here)









Umthombo Facilitating the social change of youth. Umthombo actively play a role leading the reintegration and empowerment of both children and youth living on
the streets back into society. (to continue reading click here)






Yuwa India Yuwa India aims to help underprivileged youth (especially girls) between the age of 5-17 in Jharkhand, India. The organization uses football, as football’s team aspect can help highlight and promote the importance of health, and education (to continue reading click here)









Zesh Rehman Foundation The Football industries gives back. The Zesh Rehman Foundation, located in the United Kindgom, focuses on using football as a tool for social change. (to continue reading click here)


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