Namibia

Second Chance Street Soccer Project

Second Chance Street Soccer Project is an NGO that utilises football as a tool to eliminate poverty and homelessness in Namibia. They operate in the towns of Windhoek and Ondangwa and engage around 70 participants who are vulnerable to extreme poverty, substance abuse, and marginalisation.
The Second Chance Street Soccer Project aim to reach vulnerable men and women through sport and offer them a chance to improve their quality of life. Through sport, Second Chance Street Soccer introduce participants to a range of other services in order to help them further their education and find employment.

Organisation Details

Participants

Vulnerable and socially marginalised men and women, and people suffering from substance abuse

Locations

Windhoek and Ondangwa

Homelessness Statistics

34%
Of the urban population live in slums
27.4%
Unemployment rate

Some 252,000 people, or 34% of the urban population, live in slums in Namibia’s cities (Reall). They are regularly under the threat of natural disasters such as floods, which every year leave thousands of people homeless (Relief Web, 2004).