Development Through Football
We identified that our children were struggling with reading at their appropriate age, finding time to do their schoolwork (because of a lack of conducive learning environment at home and exposure to risky behavior within the community) and subsequently contributing to failure and inability to progress to the next grade.We believe in the power of football and education to bring about positive social change.
We are developing the next generation of leaders who will lead by example.
We are committed to creating a better world for all.
The Goal was founded to reclaim and provide children and youth with alternative activities to meet their developmental needs. Eldorado Park children, like many other communities are threatened by a diverse social ills and innovative solutions are required to create safe spaces for children and youth. The Goal believed that through football social transformation is a possibility. The Goal started out by implementing the Grassrootsoccer life skills and informal small sided football games and reached thousands of learners through our school partnership programme.
The team soon realized that we needed to redefine our priorities and structure our programmes to meet the challenges our children and youth were facing. Children in most communities are vulnerable after school and that block of time became a focus and our flagship after school programme emerged through this reality. In 2012 we redefined our focus and started aligning our programmes to what we believed were the most pressing challenges for our community’s children and youth.