WHO WE ARE
The Addo Football Youth Academy is rooted in the small community of Nomathamsanqa, a township located in the Eastern province of South Africa.
This beautiful community is located next to the Addo Elephant Wildlife Park and the large citrus area.
Factors contributing and extending the ongoing cycle of poverty and unemployment among the youth of the community is AFYA’s main concern.
Some of the following factors namely: unsupervised youth, chronic absenteeism and bad school marks, contribute to the lack of progress children show in school and eventually to the high school drop-out rates. This greatly impact the future of the youth and their ability to obtain employment.
Our after-school Football academy is designed to meet the holistic needs of children so that they are better equipped to achieve a brighter future. We seek to enrich the lives of the disadvantaged children and youth of Nomantamsanqa through football, educational and career-based programs.