Friday 10th June 2016
Young people in the Royal Borough of Greenwich donated around 30 pairs of football boots to projects in Sierra Leone’s capital of Freetown so they could showcase their skills to global professional football scouts at World Changing Centre (WCC)s event last month.
Hundreds of young people in Kissy, a suburb in the South East of Freetown came to play football and celebrate new investment into schools and sanitation spearheaded by Young Greenwich’s partner, the World Changing Centre, based in Thamesmead.
WCC is committed to the provision of basic social and environmental amenities and healthcare in underdeveloped areas of Sierra Leone in West Africa.
In addition to this international work, WCC is commissioned by Young Greenwich runs a Saturday Club at Hawksmoor Youth Centre in Thamesmead, The club embarks on play, sensory and music therapy projects to engage with young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their parents.
Matt Horne, Head of Partnerships at Young Greenwich said “We’re delighted to be partnered with the World Changing Centre. They’re making a great impact here in Greenwich and abroad and look forward to continuing this successful relationship into the future.”