Football Programme – Shahre Rey, Iran
This programme was initiated by Tarik Ben Brahim in 2014 and uses football as an educational tool.
Popli Football Club gives 140 Afghan refugee children and impoverished Iranian children a space to play and partake in this team sport. Aged 7 and 17 the children are taught discipline, teamwork, and a chance to have fun and an escape from their otherwise difficult childhoods. PKCF employ two coaches, 2 assistant coaches, and a social worker on hand who monitors the children’s needs and engages their parents when problems arise.
Annually, PKCF supplies all the teams’ requirements. Nutritious snacks are provided after each practice. Most of the Afghan children are not covered by national insurance and sadly many need health care which they cannot afford. PKCF medical fund covers part of these needs. As most families are below the poverty line, PKCF monthly distributes food packages to the neediest.
Mr Hooman Kazemnia, our representative, tirelessly supervises all aspects of this project.
Volunteers are welcome to apply for the summer programme, for details please check the Volunteer Programmes page.
You can donate online by visiting the Donations page.