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, transcending the football industry and the Sport for Development sector, is needed to uncap the power of sport for social change. As such 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. The Kick4Life Academy provides a range of opportunities for children and young people of all abilities to work towards a healthy and successful future, with a structured package of care and support combining the chance to play football with health education & life-skills, literacy, mentoring and referrals to key services such re-housing & protection. This long-term, holistic and high impact approach is designed to support participants towards long-term education, training and employment, and the chance to achieve a sustainable livelihood. Our players are central to the 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.