The Danish social enterprise Soul Shine have a soccer academy in the capital of Guinea, and we need your help to raise money for training equipment and staff salaries.
Countless children and young people live their everyday lives on the streets of Conakry, and many are forced down a destructive path of crime and prostitution to make ends meet. Soul Shine wants to give them a chance of a better future. A future of security, employment and hope.
This spring Soul Shine plans to open three stores in the capital. Here the more well off citizens of Conakry will be able to acquire second-hand and vintage clothing as well as machinery and electronics. There is a large demand for Western commodities in Guinea, and thus the stores will be able to offer both luxury goods and jobs for years to come. ‘Jobs’ being the magic word. The young people of Conakry will here be able to earn an honest wage and learn new applicable skills.
Jobs are (very) important, and they do bring food on the table. But Soul Shine also wishes to create a lasting spirit of community and fellowship. Few mediums are better suited for this task than sports. This is why Soul Shine plans to open a soccer academy alongside the three stores. Here the young people will learn the value of friendship and collaboration, become acquainted with a new pastime and, who knows, maybe get scouted by one the larger European clubs.
FC Soul Shine already has 5 teams up and running, but a lot of young people still wish to join the club, and we could easily launch another 10 to 15 teams tomorrow. No matter which way you look at it, that’s a lot of shin pads, football boots, goalkeeper gloves and, last but not least, soccer balls.
We will both be purchasing and collecting equipment over the next months, but we need funding for this project to be a success. This is where you come into the picture! You have a change to be an important part of our venture, and everyone who donates 1 dollars or more will receive a diploma as a certificate of their support of Soul Shine Africa (as well as some additional perks):1 $ = One digital diploma
Soul Shine is a social and non-profit enterprise, which helps vulnerable and exposed people suffering from stress or other mental problems by offering them a job at a flexible workplace. Here we help them get back on their feet and back to the labour market. The workplace in question is a second-hand and vintage clothing store located in the heart of the Danish city of Aarhus. We’ve based the store on the core belief that everyperson will be able to live up to their potential if given the proper tools and support.
You can learn more about Soul Shine and the projects in Conakry at our webpage www.soulshine.dk.
And don't forget to check out our other crowdfunding projects “Soul Shine Africa – Machinery and Electronics for Guinea” & "Shipping from the Port of Aarhus to the West Coast of Africa".