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Around 300 children attend to our sport school in Congo-Brazzaville. After school, the children go to CF Gothia to play football, beach volleyball and practice gymnastics. In conjunction with training, the children participate in social activities, with education in the school’s ten hallmarks (positive attitude, honesty, respect, responsibility, consideration, good language, humility, encouragement, reliability and idol) as well as lectures in life lessons: physiology and puberty, gender-based violence, hygiene, discrimination – subjects that are taboo in many households.



The activities at CF Gothia in Brazzaville are up and running again

The activities at CF Gothia in Brazzaville are up and running again

In March our sport school in Congo-Brazzaville had to close due to the corona pandemic outbreak but during the summer they were able to open up again. In these uncertain times, the activities at the sports center offer the children a sense of normality and joyfulness.

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A final greeting from our volunteers in Congo-Brazzaville

A final greeting from our volunteers in Congo-Brazzaville

Our volunteers, Nils and Sture, at the sports school in Congo-Brazzaville are now back home in Sweden. Before returning home, they spent a few weeks at our sister school in Kimpese, which is located on the other side of the Congo River in Congo-Kinshasa. At that school, Nils tried the dance sports nzango.

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CF Gothia shows how football can keep kids off the street

CF Gothia shows how football can keep kids off the street

Through sports and social activities, the leaders at CF Gothia, the sports school in Brazzaville, want to keep children off the street – a life often characterized by violence and crime.

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Batantou Messie win, 15-years-old, volleyball, captain

“For me encouragement is important. I normally encourage regardless of if I succeed or not, both at school and in the team. If you have failed you can give advice of how to do it next time. In that way you can strengthen each other. I love encouraging others. If I don’t encourage a person who has failed there might be a risk that person leaves the team. Normally I also encourage my team mates by bringing sweets to the practice (to someone who has done something good) or by bringing water to my team mates.”


Berchana Rovalie Nichelle Nambou, 16-years-old, gymnastic

“Reliability is about being aware of what you do, respecting meeting times, doing what you are asked to do. To be reliable can help you in your life, you can be a person whom others says “you can trust her”. You can be a good example others can follow. To be reliable is also about coming to school in time, being polite, listeting to the teachers and doing all you can in the courses to you can finish them. My older sister Dominique is reliable and is a big part of my life. When I am down I share everything with her, she knows my secrets and she can advise me what to do. It is like being unburden when I can share it with someone. When I have talked to her I feel free.”


Trésor Manieki, 17-years-old, gymnastic

“I will habe a positive behvaiour so others can follow me. I want to spread positive thoughts så the team can progess forward. If nobody has the courage to lead the others the group won’t go forward. You get the chance to change – if for example someone is better than me at something he can teach me and I can ask him to become better. I want to be an example for others and my talk and act should be the same. Even in the society, the church and at school I want to be an example in my behaviour, how I am towards others.”

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