|The Play For Hope Vision|
Our vision is for long term, sustainable sports growth that brings holistic ministry to the impoverished youth and provides children with professional level coaching. It is our goal that every child is given the opportunity to discover and pursue their passions and dreams. Two major components of our vision are as follows:
Rehabilitation of Street Kids and Vulnerable Youth
There are 7,000 children living on the street of Rwanda and 100,000 orphan lead households. These numbers are even greater in some of the surrounding countries. Sports provide a vehicle to teach children life lessons and reintegrate them into society. We want to impact as many of these vulnerable youth as possible in an individualized matter that helps each child to reach their full potential. Play For Hope is dedicated to creating a child-sponsoring program to give rehabilitated street children the opportunity to go to school or receive vocational training. We desire to provide homes for children in our sports program so that they no longer have to live on the streets.
Expanding Our Impact Through Training
We raise up leaders from within their communities to grow programs where they live. It is our desire to continue to build into our coaches and to work with new coaches so that we can meet the needs of as many youth in impoverished areas as possible. We hope that this coaching network can develop into the creation of a youth academy and league.