Amani Secondary Soccer School

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Amani Secondary Soccer School

< $1,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

If parents at all can afford to send their children to secondary school, the quality of the educational programme and the means are poor.
Therefore the focus of this project is on secondary education for girls and boys.

Only recently, the last 10 years, there is global attention for African soccer talent. More and more top players present themselves to the world. However, until now this is limited to mainly West African talents. We tend to forget or take it for granted that also East Africa could be the birth nest of great soccer talents. There is no reason to assume there is no soccer talent in this part of Africa .
-Women soccer
There is a growing attention for women’s football. It was already very popular in the US and Germany, but nowadays more countries follow. In The Netherlands it is the most growing sport under young girls, encouraged by the success of their national team. Combined with fhe fact that school-leaving is occurring mostly under girls, it is wise to focus on their involvement as well.

In Amani (East-Usambara Mountains, North East Tanzania) there is an opportunity to combine both visions in one programme. The area is on 1000 meters (3000ft) altitude and therefore free from malaria and has enough rainfall (2000 cm) to keep the grass growing and green. Infrastructure is for a great deal available but needs improvements. It is possible to buy or lease accommodation for long term from the owner (Tanzania Government, i.c. the Amani Malaria Institute ). Even a soccer pitch is already in use.

About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Less attention for Eastern Africa. Youth is very talented. See also

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

Combination of secondary school en scouting for soccer talent in East Africa. Global attention is on the western part.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Already many interested contacts. Need a start investment and link to football world.
About You
Amani Secondary Soccer School
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Section 1: About You
First Name


Last Name




Section 2: About Your Organization
Organization Name

Amani Secondary Soccer School

Organization Phone


Organization Address

Dukaatstraat 8, 5237Na Den Bosch Netherlands

Organization Country
Your idea
Country your work focuses on
Do you have a patent for this idea?


Get football world interested. Get working relation with universities, educational academies, companies in western world (Netherlands as a start)


50-200 youth go to school.

What will it take for your project to be successful over the next three years? Please address each year separately, if possible.

Commitment of institutes, companies and football club (s)

What would prevent your project from being a success?

Other parties under estimate the potential.

How many people will your project serve annually?

What is the average monthly household income in your target community, in US Dollars?

Less than $50

Does your project seek to have an impact on public policy?

What stage is your project in?

Idea phase

In what country?

, TN

Is your initiative connected to an established organization?


If yes, provide organization name.

in short time: Tanzanian soccer academy

How long has this organization been operating?

1‐5 years

Does your organization have a Board of Directors or an Advisory Board?

Does your organization have any non-monetary partnerships with NGOs?


Does your organization have any non-monetary partnerships with businesses?


Does your organization have any non-monetary partnerships with government?


Please tell us more about how these partnerships are critical to the success of your innovation.

But all those partnerships will have to be established.

What are the three most important actions needed to grow your initiative or organization?

Partnership with football organization
Partnership with educational institute in Netherlands

The Story
What was the defining moment that led you to this innovation?

Seeing talent in 1987 already when Tanzania had no TV or other examples for the youth. Revisiting Tanzania in 2007 and seeing opportunities because buildings were vacated, led me to formulate this idea.

Tell us about the social innovator behind this idea.

Many examples in West AFrica.

How did you first hear about Changemakers?

Through another organization or company

If through another, please provide the name of the organization or company

Derdehelft Netherlands