Timothy Project: Liberia 2018 - LIFE Relocates
The most recent Timothy Project request, Timothy Project: Liberia 2018, will feature a massive change for the Liberian Institute for Empowerment (LIFE). LIFE is preparing to relocate to the heart and purpose of their organization, Liberia. Soccer Chaplains United has had the privilege of partnering with LIFE a number of times in the past few years (read previous stories here). The work LIFE is doing in Liberia is changing the landscape of life and providing opportunities never before offered.
Thomas Fahn is the founder and executive director of LIFE. He recently returned from Liberia and shares his plans as his family prepares to relocate from the US to the area.
L.I.F.E.’s goals is holistic community development in rural Liberia. We are specifically targeting youth sports a key component to our community development goals.
L.I.F.E. began as a result of a vision I had when I first moved to the USA for my college education. Born and raised in a village in rural Liberia, I intimately know the desperate conditions that the children and youth of rural Liberia are currently faced with. I faced those same obstacles and challenges and it’s my heart desire to be a blessing to them by giving them hope and the promise of a better future.
One of the areas we are currently focused on is youth sports, mainly soccer. I was in Liberia for the five months and recently returned to Colorado. I was amazed with the number of youth players we currently have in our soccer program in Liberia. Evidently, football is absolutely an integral part of the Liberian society. It is such an empowering and motivating tool that brings joy and happiness to most Liberian youth. In most villages in Liberia, simply showing up on a field with a soccer ball will win you instant access to many things. Most kids will go to school just for football.
While I was in Liberia, I ran a lot of soccer clinics with some of our youth teams, and I saw that most of them were in desperate need of training equipment such as boots, socks, balls. We also saw the deplorable conditions of the fields they play on. Our goal is to help them with equipment and build three soccer fields in the region. We will be using two for training purposes and one will be reserved for games. The cost of building these fields is $1500.00. Any assistance will be highly appreciated. And please feel free to contact me at any time for more details about our soccer program.
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