Cameroon, United States

Key achievement

Improving the lives of youth in under-served communities

Open Field

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Cameroon enjoys relatively high political and social stability as well as the highest school attendance rate in Africa. Nevertheless, the country still faces a number of obstacles in increasing awareness on health issues, promoting gender equality, preventing child labour and improving working conditions.


To combat some of these issues, Open Field created the Play4Purpose model, whereby every football session and match promotes values such as teamwork and respect for others. The organisation also offers health education to children and adolescents, academic scholarships to coaches as well as job skills training.


Since 2017, Open Field have been enabling participants to create youth football leagues back home in their own neighbourhoods, with the goal of upscaling and replicating this model throughout Cameroon and Africa.

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