We have gained the interest of fellow youth organizations by sharing our idea to them in various networking platforms. We have also applied for government assistance to this project. We have also contacted various organizations to collaborate (i.e., internship, education, health) and explore giving players various exposures other than in football.
We aspire to start our inaugural league with 6 teams, gradually increasing to 10 teams. With recognition and results, we will be able to reach out to more children and youths, and gain sponsorship and funding for organizations who believe in the importance of character building in youths.
What will it take for your project to be successful over the next three years? Please address each year separately, if possible.
The initial funding will be critical in ensuring that the project is successful. Without the belief and convinction of key stakeholders in providing funding for our purpose, we will not be able to kick this project off. In addition, selecting the right staff and having the right staff to train fellow Non-Profit Organizations youth workers to train their boys will be critical to the success of this project.
In the midst of running this football league for 3 years, we will also implement a sustainability plan and look towards unique aspects that can help us generate revenue to run this league without continued funding. this will help us to be self-running while maintaining the social meaning and social mission of our project. Players who have excelled will be groomed and offered to take up part-time jobs with the project, this can include being assistant facilitators, assistant coaches and back room staff.
We will also be embarking on a research department to be able to conduct research and studies on the impact of our work so that more key stakeholders may join us in contributing to the running of the football league.
What would prevent your project from being a success?
Lack of funding, lack of support in the idea of grooming and developing at-risk children and youths