Malawi

Play Soccer Malawi

The aim of Play Soccer Malawi is to use football to improve the lives of homeless and excluded people, both male and female, aged 16 and above in Blantyre. The organisation works to offer them the opportunities to change their lives through the “school of football,” become positive role models, and engage in social enterprise to secure economic sustainability for themselves and for the project as a whole.

Organisation Details

Participants

Vulnerable men and women aged between 16 and 25 years old

Locations

Four areas of Blantyre: Bangwe, Chigumula, Chilomoni, and Ndirande

Homelessness Statistics

70%
Of the population are estimated to live in informal slum housing (Ellis Adjei Adams, 2017)

1,500,000

Number of oprhans and vulnerable children (Habitat, 2019)

90,000

Number of people displaced in 2019 following Cyclone Idai (Independent IE, 2019)

51%
Of Malawi's population living on less than $US1 a day (Habitat for Humanity, 2019)

Malawi has been ranked one of the poorest countries in the world since the 1990s, with over half the population living on less than US$1 a day (Habitat for Humanity, 2019). Over 70% of Malawi’s urban population live in informal settlements (Ellis Adjei Adams, 2017).