There are lots of ways that you can support our mission from signing up for one of our popular Tours to Lesotho, to joining the Kick4Life FC Fan Club or by fundraising for our life-changing work. If you’d like to get involved we’d love to hear from you!
Our approach is based on the belief that football clubs do not always have to be run for private profit, and that we can more effectively leverage the enormous wealth and influence of the football industry for social development by becoming a part of it. We believe this new type of model, combining the football industry and the Sport for Development sector, is needed to uncap the power of sport for social change. We are a registered charity and a social enterprise with offices in Lesotho, the UK and the USA.
How Kick4Life FC works
An overview of what we do
We are based at the Kick4Life Centre in Maseru, Lesotho’s capital city. This is the home ground of our teams and a hub of social and economic development. We deliver a range of social interventions around health education & life skills, with our flagship programme, the Kick4Life Academy providing vulnerable children & young people with intensive academic support, football coaching and character development, with the aim of supporting participants to genuinely life-changing opportunities at international universities. Through this long-term, holistic approach, we aim to empower young people with the skills and confidence to become change makers and leaders in the long-term sustainable development of Lesotho. We also deliver a wide range of social development initiatives for vulnerable youth including HIV testing & counselling, health education and employability initiatives.
Our players are central to our model. Many of them are current or past participants, health education & life-skills coaches, and powerful role models for our work across Lesotho.
‘Kingdom in the Sky’
Lesotho is a beautiful country with a rich history and culture. It also has the worlds second highest prevalence of HIV (23.2%) and more than 160,000 children have been orphaned. This has had a devastating impact on family and community structures, and has dramatically held back the country’s economic development. We aim to utilize the great passion for football in Lesotho to address these issues, helping young people to stay healthy, achieve their potential and contribute to the sustainable development of their country.