Who we are – News – Football Without Borders breaks down barriers in Uganda

  • Football Without Borders has been in Uganda since 2008
  • This non-governmental organization provides assistance to young immigrants
  • 40% of the participants are girls

Football without limits It is a non-governmental organization established in 2006 with the aim of helping refugees and migrants from all over the world using football as a tool for youth education and development.

This non-governmental organization has a noticeable presence in the United States, although it is also present in various regions of the world where there are residents who have been forced to leave their places of origin, such as Uganda, where it has been operating since 2008.

In a decade, thousands of children between the ages of 5 and 23 from Uganda and its neighboring countries have benefited from the Federation’s programs, which provide a space for education, expression and exchange about football. In addition to empowering young people in difficulty, the goal is to actively fight social problems, help them integrate into Ugandan society and enhance access to work.

In a world where less than 10% of the people who play football are women, Football Without Borders specifically targets a female audience and delivers amazing results, especially in terms of academic performance and personal development. In Uganda, more than 40% of the participants in the NGO program are girls.

Locals and refugees coincide in this way on the occasion of football matches, festivals, or various events that strengthen community ties. Learning English, the official language of Uganda, is an integral part of the exchanges and training provided, as well as the language of world football.

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