Chigoli takes an active role in promoting football in Malawi through its community programme. Football provides a fantastic vehicle to engage then promote key messages around diet, health (HIV/Malaria), hygiene, child rights, education and a variety of social issues which affect children in Malawi.
During 2017 Chigoli will provide football for over 2,500 children, through a range of football tournaments and in the process giving out football equipment into local communities as prizes. Chigoli also funds local coaches to get recognised coaching qualifications as well as running in house coach education workshops to help improve levels of youth football.
Chigoli is also developing a range of feeder clubs (at u8 & u10 levels) for boys and girls from all over the Central Region of Malawi, bringing a further 250 children under the Chigoli umbrella and expanding the reach of Chigoli's work and vision.
To enhance the impact of community work, Chigoli is currently in discussions with a range of NGO partners to help deliver a wide reaching and meaningful community programme.
The Chigoli 2017 Community Programme features:
- u11 boys community tournaments
- u12 girls community tournaments
- Support of blind football initiative in schools
- Tournaments for street children and child refugees
The flagship tournament is the Chigoli Cup which shall take place in March, June & July 2017.