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Play It Forward.

/ By Gwen Schemm

Picture this. You gear up for a game. Your jersey is on. You’re lacing up your boots as you envision yourself scoring the game-winning goal as you lead your team to the win. There’s no better feeling. Soccer has the power to teach youth how… Read more »

Our Top 5 of 2020

/ By Justin Forzano

What a year! Open Field celebrated 10 years of life-changing experiences for youth through the global game of soccer. And despite the pandemic, we continued our programming in Cameroon and Pittsburgh. It was difficult to narrow the list to 5, but we did our best…. Read more »

Friendly Matches Ahead of League Launching

/ By Justin Forzano

The two teams made it to the pitch by 1 pm, while the match kick-started at 2:30 pm at the Nkamlikum school pitch. It was a thrilling encounter. Barely seven minutes into the game the boys of Nkamlikum opened the score with a powerful kick… Read more »

Training for Newly-Elected Youth Councilors

/ By Justin Forzano

The training was carried out on Saturday the 28th of October 2020, at our training venue at Nkamlikum.   Activities kick-started at 2:30 pm with an impressive turn out of youths, Five elected youths to serve as youth councilors  were removed from the crow. Though… Read more »

Ferdinand, Internally Displaced Youth

/ By Justin Forzano

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 »

Our Response to COVID-19

/ By Justin Forzano

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 »

Cameroon Project Expansion Supported by United Nations Development Programme

/ By Justin Forzano

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 Justin Forzano

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 »

Open Field supporter appointed Female Football president.

/ By Justin Forzano

By Divine Kowa Kumba, Cameroon — Dreams do come true and can be seen in the life of Agnes Njui Ekoh who is the President of Female Football in Meme Division, Kumba. Growing up, she refused to accept that sport (soccer) was meant just for… Read more »