Glentoran/Sillsport Football Academy Africa was established in 2005 as a community based football training academy to help underprivileged children within Sunyani and its environs to be trained as professional footballers. In 2014, the focus of the organization changed from being a football academy and was renamed Forpsorts Foundation and duly registered as a Charity at the Department of Social Welfare in Ghana.
We believe sports can take a major role in addressing some of the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015 for the year 2030. The intention of the charity is to use sports as a tool to address issues pertinent to the society due to our realisation of the strength of sports especially football as a medium to address diverse issues for children, the youth and the community as a whole.
Our mission is to use the power of football as a tool to address societal issues such as gender inequality, homelessness, health and wellbeing and the need to engage in physical activities and also alleviate poverty by the use of sports to provide underprivileged and vulnerable children with basic education, vocational training and apprenticeship to empower them for their future roles to themselves and society.
LIFE SKILLS AND ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT
Forsports Foundation uses sport as a platform to educate and empower children and their communities. We provide life skills specific to a child’s environment in order to equip children and young people to become agents of change. By so doing we help in up-skilling and training children and young people through sport, be it a coaching qualification or life skills training, we equip young people and their communities to build a more prosperous future.
GENDER EQUALITY AND SOCIAL INCLUSION
Sport provides a platform for valuable lessons related to fair play and equality. Forsports Foundation ensures boys and girls play together and learn together, in order to break down gender-related barriers and develop mutual respect.
PROVIDING SAFE SPACES
As a prerequisite of our play, learn and develop philosophy, Forsports Foundation endeavours to provide access to safe spaces through our residential centre and tailored solutions to the needs of the children (i.e. access to safe sleeping space/water/food/sanitation/changing facilities).
PARTICIPATION IN SPORTS AND EDUCATION
Forsports Foundation believes that increased participation in sport will result in improved health and education, reduction in youth crime, environmental benefits, and lead to regeneration and community development. Being active plays a key role in brain development and is also a great tool to enhance long-term educational attainment. The provision of sporting programs is often an incentive for children to go to or remain in school.
HEALTH AND WELLBEING
Health and wellbeing are vital in the development of a positive and happy society. Our programs promote all aspects of health, from learning about nutrition to promoting positive relationships.