Building Love in Africa

Posted by alix ogilvie on Feb 14, 2013

Related program: Football for Hope

For no particular reason at all on this particular day of February 14, we here in Cape Town are feeling a little sentimental.

We'd like to take a moment to celebrate our love for building in Africa where our commitment to Football for Hope began in 2008. It was love at first sight. Architecture meets health promotion meets peace building meets anti-discrimination meets football. A baby was born and we couldn't be more proud to see how she's grown over the years.

Here's a little album we put together to capture some of those special moments, and our love, while building on a continent that can't be summed up in one word. Africa.

Profound thanks to our partners streetfootballworld, FIFA and all the game changing Centre Hosts for realizing the promise of sports for social change.

PHASE ONE

Mural building at the very first center, Khayelitsha Football for Hope Centre, Khayelitsha, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Lining the well, Baguinéda Football for Hope Centre, Baguinéda, Bamako, Mali

And streeeeeeeetch, Katutura Football for Hope Centre, Katutura , Windhoek, Namibia

This might hurt later, Mathare Football for Hope Centre, Kangundo Road, Komarock, Kenya

PHASE TWO

Design Fellows in action, Lesotho Football for Hope Centre, Maseru, Lesotho

Awesomeness, Kimisagara Football for Hope Centre, Kimisagara, Kigali, Rwanda

Resource conservation, Oguaa Football for Hope Centre, Oguaa, Cape Coast, Ghana

Respect for local icons, QwaQwa Football for Hope Centre, Qwaqwa, Witzieshoek, Free State, South Africa

Patience, Edendale Football for Hope Centre, Edendale Hospital, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

All sketched up, Alexandra Football for Hope Centre, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

PHASE THREE

Team building, Manica Football for Hope Centre, Bairro Vumba, Manica, Mozambique

Delivering the two shipping containers should be fun, Besongabang Football for Hope Centre, Besongabang, Cameroon

Cross check. Check, Iringa Football for Hope Centre, Iringa, Tanzania

You, in the pink, back to work! South East Football for Hope Centre, Ramotswa, Botswana

Nearing completion, Mogalakwena Football for Hope Centre, Dudu Madisha Drive, Mokopane, Limpopo, South Africa

Making way for football, Tarrafal Football for Hope Centre, Tarrafal, Santiago Island, Cape Verde

Site analysis, Bulawayo Football for Hope Centre, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Nice ditch, Kalebuka Football for Hope Centre, Kalebuka, Lubumbashi, Katanga, Congo (Kinshasa)

Laundry time, Addis Ababa Football for Hope Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

and one more ... to be announced

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