PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh-based nonprofit organization, CameroonFDP, is honored to announce the award of $60,000 to support the growth and development of their innovative model for sport-based youth development, which incorporates values and life skills education into community soccer leagues in the Central African nation of Cameroon.
Every year the world-governing body of soccer, Federation International de Football Associations (FIFA), allocates a small portion of its budget to support grassroots soccer around the globe through its FIFA Football for Hope Support Programme. The two-year grant will fund activities to increase health education, gender equity, and leadership development in four (4) different communities in Cameroon in 2016 and 2017. This grant is the second award from FIFA, the initial being a $20,000 USD grant in 2015.
Justin Forzano, founder of CameroonFDP said,
“We have been working hard to lay the groundwork for CameroonFDP over the last five years. This is the break we have been waiting for. To have FIFA support us for two more years, with triple the amount of funding, is just incredible. We are excited for the year ahead”
About CameroonFDP CameroonFDP is a nonprofit organization based in Pittsburgh, PA and Kumba, Cameroon with the mission to improve the lives of African youth with the game of soccer. CameroonFDP works to promote education, gender equity, health, leadership, and life skills through community sports by training local coaches and creating opportunities for youth to play the game they love. With support from the local and global community, we operate educational youth soccer leagues in 5 communities, impacting hundreds of children in the Central African nation. In the U.S., supporters help to create awareness, collect equipment, raise funds and even travel to Cameroon to support our life-changing work. 
Justin Forzano, Founder and CEO
Phone: (304) 281-5649