Still struggling with the aftermaths of the civil war, Sierra Leone, the home of blood diamonds, is considered one of the poorest countries in the world. Thousands lost their lives or became amputated during the brutal war that ended in 2002, and the people and communities in Sierra Leone have become torn apart by the many years of conflict. Throughout these tragic and dark years, the Sierra Leonean people have had one source of light – football, and their passion for the sport has helped them in uniting once again.
hummel wants to embrace and support this passion for football, as it is part of the company’s heritage and a key element in the mission to ‘Change the World through Sports’. Tapping into the passion for football in Sierra Leone, hummel has embarked on several different football projects as a way to bring the people together, create a sense of “team spirit” and develop the country further.
Read more about hummel's current and previous projects and partners in Sierra Leone: