Fantasy Soccer Academy took its first step in 2017.We started with less than ten kids and the enrollment doubled within a week,prompting Mr. David Gachungi (Director and Founder) to pursue it further.Fantasy became a new dawn to many young children in Kitengela and beyond,it renewed their passion for soccer.During this initial period we realised that more than 50% of these kids come from poor family backgrounds and were going through alot of challenges despite their love for soccer and school.
Through Fantasy Soccer for Education Initiative we came up with income generating projects in order to sustain and accomodate non-regular kids enrolling to Fantasy Soccer Academy.Currently we have adopted a system where kids are vetted to acertain family backgrounds and academic performance therefore giving a chance to those who cannot afford registration fees yet they are doing well in both soccer and academics.
So far we have well-wishers who have also supported our endeavor for example; Utumishi Sacco Primary School who offered us their school training grounds, Ball to All, through Inuka Direct who gave us balls to start, Toriano Hobbs who donated soccer boots and equipment, The Giving Exchange who are currently supporting our T-shirt project, Denali Waters who have consistently supplied free water and Kikuyu grass for upgrading Utumishi Primary grounds, Betpalace for mentorship,Level 5 Experts, Sade Marketing Solutions and many other stakeholders who have encouraged us through visits and kids mentorship programs.
- To create an enabling environment for the provision of first class football education, and developmental programme
- To develop a focus for pupils with a passion for football and sport
- To instil in our kids with a sense of discipline, responsibility and commitment
- To help educate children about drugs and rehabilitate those already facing drug related problems through soccer
- To offer essential life skills such as co-operation, leadership, responsibility and teamwork
- To give the kids an opportunity to learn about soccer as a sport and explore possible careers in soccer other than as a player through our mentorship programme
- To provide a safe and fun environment for children from all backgrounds further instilling a sense of belonging.