16-year-old teenager sets up charity for soccer boots
All text by Ibrahim Kabiru Sule @ikabirsule young English teenager, George Mann has set up a non-profit charity organisation tagged boot4frica in a Ugandan community to help boost the sporting event among the locals of the area.
The 16 year old who hails from a small English town said he discovered the passion of the locals for sports, despite their poverty-stricken situation.
“My mum signed me up to go and help build a church in a small community in Uganda. I must admit I was quite sceptical at first. There was always quite a crowd watching us [build the church], and we arranged to play a game of football at the local school,” he narrated to the Cheap FIFA 16 Coins project.
He said since his father used to coach a football team, he went to the community with some sports kits for the event.
He bemoaned the situation where trivial thing would become an issue, when some people “have absolutely nothing yet they are always smiling and have such values. I realised at that point that I had to do something.”