MISSION SOCCER ACADEMY
MISSION SOCCER FOUNDATION
Mission Soccer Academy
Augustine/Austin Jay Jay Okocha
Jay Jay Okocha is from Enugu State in Nigeria. He started playing soccer in the streets, using any round object he could find. Now, he is considered one of the best soccer players of his generation. He is famous for pulling off trick plays in professional matches, and is even known as the creator of one well-known trick move frequently used by player Chistiano Ronaldo. He has played professionally for German, French, and English soccer clubs, and is currently a coach and a soccer analyst.
ObjectivesTo provide poor children in Nigeria with the chance to develop their soccer skills and introduce them to professional soccer.
To teach Christian values and provide a community that will protect the children from local criminal activity and despair.
Jay Jay Okocha was lucky to have his talent recognized, leading to a highly successful and profitable career in professional soccer. However, it is not easy to obtain such recognition and achieve such success. One of the objectives of Mission Soccer Foundation and its school, Mission Soccer Academy, is to give impoverished Nigerian children the means to play soccer and develop their skills. And, this presentation will explain the process of how Mission Soccer Foundation hopes to achieve its goals.
Providing A Shield of Faith
Nigeria Boko Haram Crisis: Militants Kill 150 http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-33369713
Religious Violence in Nigeria"http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0359trq
Times are tough in Nigeria with activities from the terrorist group Boko Haram, and other violent criminal activities caused by religious extremism, poverty and hopelessness. Mission Soccer Academy seeks to teach moderate Christian values that will help guard the minds of children and youth against religious extremism. In addition, such values will teach them to believe in good ethics and the rewards of ethical behaviour to discourage crime and protect them from despair when faced with atrocities committed by others. Overall, Mission Soccer Academy is about strengthening the hearts and minds of Nigerias impoverished youth, providing them with a community that acts as an emotional and a psychological support network.4
Founded by a trained and licensed soccer coach
The Foursquare Gospel Church Love AssemblyHe who has pity on the needy lends to the Lord, and He will pay back what he has given (Proverbs 19.17).
- Donations are needed for more equipment, registration of players, coaching fees and renting soccer fields. Founded by a licensed coach, Mission Soccer Academy can teach the skills needed to reach a professional level. Connections are already being established by the founder to state soccer leagues. Mission Soccer Foundation is a subsidiary charity to "Love Assembly" Foursquare Gospel Church, which has the expertise and reputation for teaching exemplary Christian values. 5
- Soccer is one of the cheapest sports to play. It is one of the most popular sports in Africa, and has a lot of fans abroad making it easier to spread awareness for the cause and ensure that players will be able to compete in various leagues. It is fun for the children and youth who have few possessions and may have many problems for their age. At the Academy, soccer is taught alongside the Kingdom of God, an environment that will form the supportive and protective community that these children need. 6
Why donate to Mission Soccer Foundation? Innovative - Mission Soccer Academy
Will make a difference at a low cost
Potential for growth
Spreading love and hope Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead (James 2.17).
- Innovative in utilizing a fun and popular sport to create a community that will protect and significantly improve the lives of those involved. As previously mentioned, soccer is a cheap sport, so donations will be used as efficiently as possible while the professional scene establishes the effectiveness of donations. - Many professional African soccer players, including Okocha, who have taken their success abroad return to Africa to provide support for their old communities, as well. So in the long-term, this charity has a strong potential for growth on top of its cost efficiency.
Mission Soccer Foundation - Adding Value to Life7
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