At Kick4Life Social Enterprise is about empowering our participants with the skills, confidence and opportunities to achieve sustainable livelihoods for themselves and their families, as well as building the long-term financial sustainability of the organization.
Our Social Enterprise activities also have a wider social beneift that contributes to the overall development of the local community. This is an exciting and innovative part of the model - providing tangible opportunities for participants to achieve long-term economic independence that contributes to social improvement.
Read a case study about our work in this area
Social Enterprise Projects
The ReCYCLE Scheme is a weekly waste collection service run by young people living on the street using bicycles and trailers to collect waste from subscribing customers. Participants receive points for conducting collections from more than 40 subscribing customers including businesses and private household, and these points translate to funds towards schools fees and equipment. Points are also received for bike maintenance. The young people also recieve wider support including mentoring and referrals with the aim of getting them back to school and re-housed. It is the first recycling collection scheme in Lesotho.
The Super League is a weekly football tournament held on the 5-a-side Astroturf pitch at the Lesotho Football for Hope Centre. The League includes a range of teams from local businesses, organizations and clubs. It is a great way to involve the wider community at the centre and to raise awareness of Kick4Life, as well as generating funds to expand our programming.
Siyakhona - meaning 'We can do it' - brings together young people in Lesotho from varied and underprivileged backgrounds to provide them with the opportunity to be a voice for their communities, to enact social change, and to learn useful skills related to media, film production, journliasm, advocacy and business management.
Venue & Pitch hire
The Lesotho Football for Hope Centre is fast becoming a hub of social enterprise activities that is helping to regenerate the local area. It is also a great facility for events and conferences with a range of meeting rooms and an upcoming catering unit and accommodation block that will enable Kick4Life to host a wider range of activities and groups. The 5 and 11-a-side pitches are also available for hire. Get in touch to find out more.
Kick4Life has supported a number of organizations looking to develop or imporve Sport for Development projects. This has included World Vision, the Lesotho Minsitry of Gender, Youth, Sports & Recreation, and Retrak in Uganda. If you would like to find out more please get in touch