In Cape Coast, Ghana, Young Leaders are using football to help educate young people about health and hygiene issues as part of the Kicking for Change project.
Ghana is one of Africa’s fastest growing economies and has made significant progress in reducing poverty. However, more than 60% of the population still lack access to safe drinking water, leaving them vulnerable to water-related illness and disease.
This can affect children’s education, especially girls, as they often have to walk long distances to collect water, making them late for school, or they are absent due to illness from waterborne diseases.
Fatimatu and other Young Leaders from Cape Coast believe that football can provide a solution to this.