Building Soccer Bridges
Working in developing countries, Building Soccer Bridges uses soccer as a tool to build leadership skills, enhance self-confidence and empower youth to make positive contributions to their communities. The generous support of Goldman Sachs Gives 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.
Round Star Foundation sends delegations of Super Soccer Stars coaches to Zimbabwe to work with hundreds of children and school teachers through week-long soccer clinics, adult education and leadership training seminars. We also deliver much needed supplies and soccer equipment to these communities. Through Building Soccer Bridges, work with local 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 children of all ages. Each year, over 30 school teachers obtain their Level I and II ZISCA-accredited (Zimbabwe Soccer Coaches Association) Coaching Licenses. This, in turn, ensures that 6,000 children have access to organized, accredited soccer programming at their local school.
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Click on the image below to read about Round Star Foundation's Building Soccer Bridges program that took place in Brazil in 2013.