We harness the power of sport to improve education, health and employment outcomes for marginalised and vulnerable people at home and abroad
Our international work began almost ten years ago when our youth club members raised funds to rebuild a girls’ school in a remote village in Sylhet, Bangladesh.
Since then, we have continued to support the school that has gone from strength to strength and we have also launched a number of other initiatives and projects. These have included establishing national cricket and football academies that provide thousands of children from the poorest households a chance to receive professional coaching and be selected to play in a semiprofessional squad.
Bangladesh has one of the highest rates of child marriage and pregnancy in the world. One of our new projects include working with local partners to support adolescent girls in secondary schools complete their education with sports and lifeskills coaching and peer mentoring. We are also working with local sports association to increase opportunities for women and girls’ sport and provide training for young people interested in sports livelihoods.