Creating a Firm Foundation For At-Risk Youth
Kefa Academy - Athletes Needing SponsorshipAcademy Athletes are some of the most vulnerable athletes in the Kefa Project. They live at Kefa Academy where they are cared for by staff and have food, shelter, training, medical, clothing, and education provided. Every sponsor receives hand-written letters, pictures, and more from their athlete. To learn more about our different sponsorship levels click here.
Etienne is a goal keeper on the field and off the field can often be found creating many types of creative competitions for himself and his teammates. After winning, or losing, he will declare 'I AM THE CHAMPION.'
Nana is a soft spoken boy. He is a quiet leader, one who does not stand out, but has a huge impact on the other boys. He has a huge smile, is a dedicated student, a dedicated athlete, and an all around positive influence on everyone at the academy.
Kefa Academy - Fully Sponsored Athletes
Jean De Dieu
Vama is the showman of the academy. He is an incredible dancer and has a big personality. His favorite teams are Chelsea (The Blues!) and Rayon Sport and he is quite a passionate fan. He is a gifted student.
Claude AKA Masta
Kefa Academy - GraduatesAcademy Athletes graduate after either finishing high school or vocational training school. They then enter into a one year transitional program. In addition, for those attending university we provide college scholarships. For more information, click here.
Olivier is one the leaders and spokesmen of all the boys at the academy. He is extremely talented at English and can even translate English now. He is a fearless goal keeper. He gives other athletes wise advice and pushes them to be better people.
Eric is a bright young athlete who works hard, shares his faith with the community, and loves those younger than him well. We found him initially on the streets.
Gatari is one of the strongest boys at the academy. He was formerly a 'Marine', boys that lived on the streets and were known for their toughness and even for diving into raging waters in rainy season to retrieve things for small amounts of money.
Theoneste is a boy who has grown a ton in confidence since beginning in the academy. He was one of the quieter and smaller boys when he entered the academy, but has really thrived there and found his voice. He also has shown an ability to take care of some of the boys who are not as confident.
Here Is What Each Sponsorship Level Provides
- Athlete's Education Costs
- Athlete's Medical Coverage
- Athlete's Clothing
- Athlete's Monthly Food
- Athlete's Monthly Hygiene Needs
- Athlete's Housing
- 2 Full Time Coaches
- Opportunities To Play Matches
- English Immersion Program
- Everything listed in other sponsorship levels
- Plus all of the small nuts and bolts required to keep the academy running smoothly to see lives transformed