FOOTBALL FOR A NEW TOMORROW SIERRA LEONE (FANT SL)
FANT SL was founded in 2012 by two Danish philanthropists Erik Rasmussen and Cecilie Hauerberg. The main goal is to make change and development in Sierra Leone through community sport association based on the Danish Association model.
Some of the aims and objectives FANT SL seeks to achieve are:
. to use football in promoting peace and unity among membership of the different communities
. to organize and build the capacity of players and coaches in football
. to undertake self-help projects and development in the various communities so as to alleviate poverty
. to create social awareness in the various communities.
. to reduce the number of commercial sex workers by engaging them in self-help projects
. To create change and development in the lives of vulnerable people in the communities like the disabled with sustainable life skills education.
. to empower and improve women’s status in the communities.
FANT SL started with four communities in Freetown and three in Tonkolili District. With the addition of four new communities in Freetown, the organization now operates in 11 communities in Sierra Leone reaching and creating positive change and good relationship to population of about 10,000 people with disregard to differences in culture, ethnicity, and religion as the motto is “Football For Unity”.