Some people think football is a matter of life and death... it can be...
Kick 4 Life is a registered charity that uses football as a tool to fight poverty and disease in the world's poorest countries. As the most popular game on the planet, football has the power to unite, bring hope and create opportunities.
The vision of Kick 4 Life is the effective and widespread use of football as a tool for tackling poverty and disease in the developing world.
Our mission is to engage youth in the world's poorest countries through the power of football, empowering them with the skills to adopt healthy behaviours and to live HIV free, whilst linking them with relevant support networks.
In addition to delivering HIV/AIDS education and developing critical life skills Kick 4 Life also aims to:
Break down stigma and discrimination attached to HIV;
Provide support for people living with and those affected by HIV/AIDS;
Create a direct link between sport-based prevention programmes and health services;
Develop networks of support between community groups and orphanages;
Raise awareness of global poverty and disease in the UK.