Welcome to Football for Water
Football for Water is a unique program in Ghana, Kenya and Mozambique in which the power of football is used to influence behavior in the field of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) among school going boys and girls. The program is initiated in 2012 and funded by key Dutch WASH in school players in the public sector, development organizations and the private sector.
The program is unique for many reasons but our main Unique Selling Point is the football/fun-factor. Football brings fun, team spirit and discipline into our life skills trainings which has a positive effect on motivation, memory retention and supports the creation of new skills and healthy habits.
REACHED WITH ACCESS TO WATER
REACHED WITH ACCESS TO SANITATION
REACHED WITH LIFE SKILLS TRAINING
BEHAVIORAL CHANGE & SPORT
THE STORY OF FOOTBALL FOR WATER
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
“With a cyber cafe we make the program more sustainable”
“Thanks to the Football for Water program the health of our pupils has really improved”, Veronica Otieno, head teacher of Pandpieri Primary School in Kisumu town, tells. “Earlier, they didn’t know the importance of washing hands. Often they were having cholera or worms. You would see this even at their heads. But now they learned through the program about the importance of washing their hands before eating and after going to the toilet. Thanks to this, their health has really improved and less children are absent from school.”