River of Hope has been working in the Democratic Republic of the Congo since 2010, football kicked off the project. In 2013 River of Hope started to set-up a comprehensive infrastructure near the village of Selo, Bas, supporting a community of around 1’000 people who live in complete poverty. The main campus, named “Tala Mosika” is located just a few minutes from Selo, and there the NGO has built a primary, secondary and boarding school, a tailoring atelier, a canteen, an infirmary and accommodation for staff. The new football programme and Physical Education programme provide opportunities for a local, quite isolated community that will favour the social development and that will increase knowledge and skills of the beneficiaries.
Problem to be tackled
Children in the cycle of poverty, malnutrition or poor sanitation – using the attraction of football as a strategy to reach out to the youth and to provide opportunities