Sport for Social Change

33,689 young people

66 primary schools

19,719 audience members

1,620 players

     With our annual Football for Childhood Development “Sport for Social Change” we are able to reach tens of thousands of spectators and 33,689 young people within 66 primary schools within two slum communities in Freetown with key sex messages and advocacy on child protection issues. 

November 2016 - ongoing

                     Football for Child Development is born out of the need to engage our students in physical education while keeping them busy and in great company. WYCF observed that teenage pregnancy, domestic violence and forced/early marriage were on the rise within our target communities, so implementing new activities was the perfect opportunity to bring everyone together through a game they love.

We are using the power of sport combined with education and life skills by creating sustainable opportunities for young people in communities where crime, violence against women and girls, and social exclusion are prevalence.

With our Football, Martial Arts and Boxing we promote self-control, respect, discipline and provide young people with required supports to create positive futures for themselves through formal and informal education.

The Challenges

– Lack of structured physical activities in our students’ academic routines;

– Need of extra-curricular activities conducive to healthy habits;

– Poor interaction between WYCF schools, as well as with other neighbouring schools.

Our Solution

– Implement friendly football competitions between the students of WYCF schools and other schools;

– Call on the surrounding communities to participate and support the football teams;

– Promote teamwork, respect and discipline;

– Advocate for children and their rights.

The Outcomes

– 37 primary schools from 2 communities participated in the competition;

– High participation rate of both boys and girls;

– Adoption of physical education as a structured, yet fun and collaborative activity;

– Children feel included and valued for their talents;

– Improved self-esteem and confidence amongst the children;

– Enhanced collaboration between children from different backgrounds and neighbouring schools.


since 2016

LEAD. Fundraise. BeCome A Sport 4 social change Champion.

Lead a fundraiser with your soccer or football team. Start a sports equipment community collection drive. Sponsor WYCF’s Sport for Social Change teams.

No matter what sport you’re passionate about, you can change our children’s lives. 

Becoming a WYCF fundraiser means being a part of a special group of global philanthropists, who believe all children should enjoy their childhood. You are encouraging both boys and girls to reach their highest potential – through sports and play that foster their emotional, social, and physical development.

Contact us at any time to get started. We are happy to answer questions and provide more information!


Professional Footballer (HIFK, MLS top scorer, Sierra Leone National Football Team) Kei Kamara visits WYCF in support of Football for Childhood Development.



  • Fundraise together as a sports team 
  • Host a fundraiser at your next game  
  • Honor WYCF at your special event or birthday
  • Organize a school-wide or community Sports for Social Change crowd raise 
  • Challenge yourself to complete a race 
  • Donate a portion of ticket sales 
  • Create your own! 



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Support our Sport for Social Change project to build flourishing and safe communities for young people.

 Make a one-time or recurring gift today! 

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We Yone Child Foundation

We Yone Child Foundation                 

6 Somalia Town, Pharmacy,

off Pademba Road Prison Rod

Freetown, Sierra Leone



Sierra Leone, West Africa. National Charity Registration #: NNGO/646. MSWGCA 109. Tax Exemption No: 1026904-7

We Yone Child Foundation is a nonprofit tax-exempt organization. WYCF partners with America-based Omprakash, registered under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (US Tax ID #20-8655418). U.S. donations given through Omprakash are fully tax deductible as code permits.

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