Oguaa FFH Center opened!

Oguaa FFH Center opened!

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Apr 16, 2012
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We are really pleased to announce the opening of the sixth Football for Hope Center in Oguaa, Ghana.

The center was officially inaugurated in Cape Coast on 24 March, and the ceremony was a great success among the local representatives and the whole community. Over 200 children attended the ceremony and participated in the activities proud of their beautiful new T-shirts.

Notable guests from the worlds of politics and football attended the celebration: speakers included both the Omanhen of Oguaa, Osabarima Kweku Atta II, and the Deputy Central Regional Minister, Ebo Barton-Oduro. The FIFA Development Officer for West Africa, Sampon Kablana, and the President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi, also joined the official opening ceremony.

Congratulations to the whole team: the center host Play Soccer non-profit international, David Pound, AFH design fellow, and Joe Addo, local architect, who designed and developed the project, and all the local consultants, for completing this beautiful and innovative project which will, we hope, bring pride to its community.

The Center is a unique example of how a thoughtful design and attention to materials and details can create beautiful buildings empowering their communities.

Some impressions of the opening ceremony (credit: streetfootballworld):

Learn more about the ceremony on fifa news website.
Read more about the Ogua Football for Hope Center and the Football for Hope campaign

A few images: (credit: Lucy Mills)

Photographers from all over the country were here to document!

Time for the children to take possession of their new pitch.

A lot of activities and games were organized for the opening ceremony .

The center and pitch ready to host the community new activities.