In order to increase the engagement to football in Sierra Leone, hummel has embarked on a new collaboration with the Danish NGO, FANT (Football for A New Tomorrow), founded by professional football player and coach Erik Rasmussen and Cecilie Hauerberg. FANT was founded in 2012 in connection with the start of the humanitarian project “Football for Unity”, which FANT operates in collaboration with hummel and DGI
FANT is established to create social change through football and games. Starting seven new sports clubs in different areas of Sierra Leone, FANT aims at uniting the different local communities in a common passion for football. As part of the project, FANT runs a tournament called Karma Cup every year, where the different teams of each club meet and play against each other. This tournament brings together the 1400 members of all the clubs, creating close friendships and ties between the different communities, something that is particularly important in a country previously torn by civil war.
Every club in Sierra Leone is connected to one friendship club in Denmark, establishing a contract of mutual obligations. As part of the contract, the Danish club must gather used sports material from its members and once a year ship these to the local club in Sierra Leone.
FANT also arranges leadership education to all their local employees, which focuses on the development of management skills in the local association and strengthens the social and human responsibility towards the clubs by allowing the employees to influence their local society towards a more democratic way of thinking. hummel proudly provides the necessary materials for FANT and the Sierra Leonean clubs to support not only football in Sierra Leone, but also the development of the local communities, and in this way Change the World through Sport.