A-GOAL Project 2020-2021
The A-GOAL project is an initiative in which Japanese and African people work together to solve social issues in a regional sports club as the hub. The club is run by local residents in Africa. In May 2020, we started the activity at the request of Kenyan soccer leaders, stating that even if the people are not infected with COVID-19, many people may die from hunger due to unemployment. The relationship between Japan and Africa, at first appeared to be “supporters” and “support recipients,” which has transformed into “partners” to solve social issues together through the activities of A-GOAL.
We thought that we could deliver support to people with disabilities, orphans, and single mothers who are in need by using a local sports club to engage in community contribution activities on a regular basis. With donations collected mainly from Japan, we have started emergency support activities to deliver food and sanitary products. We also support small business projects such as poultry farming which was proposed by sports club members so that the community can have an active role and continuously find solutions to improve in their community. There is also an idea in Malawi to start a restaurant with the use of locally grown vegetables. While it is difficult to travel to the site due to COVID-19 restrictions, more than 30 project members and African officials are using online tools to proceed with the project.
See below for the Japanese version.
- Time Period
- From 16th May, 2020 to 31st March, 2021
- Kenya, Nigeria, Malawi
- Sport/Programme Category
- Soccer, Basketball, Athletics, Volleyball
- A-GOAL Project
- Recipient Organisation
- Local regional sports clubs that operate in different countries（21 clubs)
- TAIYO INDUSTRY AFRICA INC.
SKYLIGHT CONSULTING Inc.
SOLTILO Co., Ltd.
with JOY K.K.
- Number of Individual Beneficiaries
- 10,599 people
(Kenya 7,144 people, Nigeria 1,422 people, Malawi 2,033 people）