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Our Response to COVID-19

The Open Field team is trying new things to reach youth! We continue to send love and strength to you and your loved ones as we all experience the impact of COVID-19 across the globe. Our staff in Cameroon and Pittsburgh are working closely together in… Read more »

Ferdinand, Internally Displaced Youth

Meet Ferdinand, a new Open Field youth leader During the early days of the escalation of the Anglophone Crisis in 2016, Ferdinand was happily living with his parents in a peaceful and loving community known as Ekombe in Meme Division, outside of Kumba, where Open… Read more »

Cameroon Project Expansion Supported by United Nations Development Programme

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Justin Forzano justin@openfieldintl.org 304-281-5649 Open Field announces support from United Nations Development Programme in Cameroon, Africa Pittsburgh, PA – The Cameroonian Association of Open Field, a Pittsburgh-based Sport for Good organization with activities in Western PA and West Africa, was recently… Read more »

Parenting in the Midst of Chaos: How Open Field Supports Parents

By Divine Kowa and Emma Lamberton Kumba, Cameroon — At Open Field, we are committed to developing strong families. Tatabot Divine is incredibly supportive of his daughter’s participation in our programs and supports her involvement any way he can. “When my youngest child was eight… Read more »

Guest Blog: How Sport Influences my life by Ekoi Syvia

By Divine Kowa and Ekoi Syvia Kumba, Cameroon — Ever since I was young, I have had a huge passion for sports and competition. I played many different sports growing up, and I now want to compete at the PLAY4PURPOSE girls tournament for the first… Read more »

Girls Leadership Initiative: Match Officiate Training

By Nenne Ekoi, Director of Programs Kumba, Cameroon — We are a unique organization, we use youth to champion their own learning. The CameroonFDP girls league which was opened in April is now ready to launch! It’s amazing hearing and witnessing the scene: girls from… Read more »

Launching: Girls Leadership Initiative

Fighting gender violence is a high priority for CameroonFDP, as most of our girls are vulnerable and victims of gender violence in all forms.