Building Soccer Bridges
Working in developing countries, Building Soccer Bridges has empowered tens of thousands of children to make positive contributions to their communities by using soccer as a tool to build their leadership skills and self-confidence.
The generous support of Goldman Sachs Gives, along with many individual supporters, allows Round Star Foundation to partner annually with United States-Africa Children’s Fellowship (USACF) and Super Soccer Stars to bring the joy of soccer directly to unprivileged children in Africa. We currently serve the grassroots soccer education community in the economically depleted, rural district of Matabeleland, Zimbabwe.
How Building Soccer Bridges works:
Each year, Round Star Foundation sends a delegation of soccer coaches to Zimbabwe to work with local school teachers, educators and community leaders to share Super Soccer Stars' model of delivering fun, engaging, soccer classes while, at the same time, providing leadership training to hundreds of school children of all ages.
This week-long course includes soccer clinics, adult education and leadership training seminars. Each year, this program allows over 30 school teachers to obtain their Level I and II ZISCA-accredited (Zimbabwe Soccer Coaches Association) Coaching Licenses. This, in turn, ensures that 12,000 children have access to organized, accredited soccer programming at their local school.
On June 23, 2017, Round Star Foundation is headed to Zimbabwe for our sixth annual Building Soccer Bridges program where we are doubling the program in size to serve 60 teachers, which will impact 24,000 school children in the upcoming year!
Click here to see us in action throughout the years:
Click on the image below to read about Round Star Foundation's Building Soccer Bridges program that took place in Brazil in 2013.