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We change the lives of youth through soccer.

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Our Approach: Youth-led and Neighborhood-Based to Maximize Impact

The PLAY4PURPOSE model is a product of 8 years experience in Sport for Good in Cameroon and the U.S. Our educational soccer activities align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 3, 4, 5, and 8 (Health, Education, Gender Equality, and Employment) and supported by FIFA Football for Hope. CameroonFDP is a proud member of streetfootballworld, the premier global network of Football for Good organizations.

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How the PLAY4PURPOSE Model Creates Impact

Divine Kowa, CameroonFDP staff member in Kumba, tested various components of our model when he launched the first PLAY4PURPOSE league in Metta Quarter. See for yourself how our approach is leveraging the beautiful game to create positive social impact.

Areas of Focus

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Health

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Civic Engagement

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Education

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Good Governance

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Leadership Skills

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Employment & Job Skills

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Place-making

What's Up Next?

PLAY4PURPOSE Leagues in 7 Neighborhoods run November 2018 - March 2019


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550 youth participants: 500 boys and 50 girls

We're registered youth in our 7 neighborhoods and PLAY4PURPOSE leagues.


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12 Topics on Leadership and Governance

Game day topics for the current PLAY4PURPOSE league are:

1. Integrity
2. Self-confidence
3. Personal Responsibility
4. Hard work
5. Communication
6. Teamwork


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7 neighborhoods

All our programming is local. Youth walk to the field in their neighborhood, making the journey safe for them and improving the overall atmosphere in the community.

In Cameroon:

Kumba: Kosala, Kumba Town, Metta Quarter, Kabate, Njuki, Kumba Mbeng

Bamenda: Mile 4 / Nkwen


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7 new sets of goal posts

We invest in the communities where our programs run, working with a local welder to design and build the goal posts we utilize in our competitions, as well as many other service providers that permit us to provide world-class experiences for our players and their families, on and off the field.

Our Response to the Crisis in Cameroon

Since the growth of the socio-political crisis in the SW and NW Regions of Cameroon, there is an influx of displaced youths from neighboring communities into the City of Kumba. 15% of our program participants are internally displaced (forced to relocate from other villages). Some of these youths are quite vulnerably exposed to social and psychological trauma that is affecting their well-being. Motivated by this problem, CameroonFDP is launching a campaign geared towards giving hope and helping these youths to get re-inserted into normal social life in their adopted community of Kumba.

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Support our campaign to improve the lives of displaced youth in our programs.

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Core Values

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Be Prepared

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Be a Team Player

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Educate Yourself

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Respect Others

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Play Fair

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Be a Role Model

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Elevate Your Community

Our Model

PLAY4PURPOSE Supports Youth at All Levels


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Players

Players learn about a health or life skills topic from their peers in every training session and game.

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Team Captains

Team captains and referees gain leadership experience and skills as role models and peer leaders.

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Youth Council Members

Youth council members are elected by their peers to lead community service projects.

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Community Leaders

Community leaders gain part-time employment and job skills training while mentoring youth participants and overseeing PLAY4PURPOSE activities in a neighborhood.

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Over the years

Highlights 2010-2017


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3,000 participants

Youth engaged in positive activities in 7 communities where they learned health and social topics. 15% of program participants are girls.


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22 major competitions

Every tournament features educational seminars and workshops on topics like leadership and gender equity and hosted at the local, regional, and national level.


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12 local staff

In-country leadership team comprised of 8 full-time employees and 4 part-time, field-based community leaders.


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One college athlete... so far

Meet David Enow, the first program participant to travel from Cameroon to the U.S. to attend college and play soccer.

David's Story

Learn more about how CameroonFDP helped David to avoid dropping out of high school like many of his peers and get to where he is today: playing collegiate soccer at Iowa Lakes Community College!

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