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Our African HQ and main international location is in the Southwest Region of Cameroon, West/Central Africa. Open Field was founded here as Cameroon Football Development Program and our inspiration comes from experiences in the communities where we work. We work in 2 cities in Cameroon: Kumba and Bamenda. Six of the neighborhoods where Open Field runs are in Kumba while one (Nkwen) is in Bamenda in the Northwest Region. The majority of our local team have been involved with the organization since our founding. Their passion and commitment to our mission is second to none.

Neighborhoods

Kosala

- Community leader: Bidias Afere, former program participant
- 70 youth engaged in 2 age brackets
- Located in/near Fiango, one of the roughest areas in Cameroon
- One of the first neighborhoods where we began testing our new model

Nkamlikum

- Community leader: Lobe Wallace
- 74 youth engaged in 1 age bracket
- Located down Buea Road near Kabate School
- One of the first neighborhoods where we began testing our new model

Metta Quarter

- Community leader: Colins, former program participant
- 130 youth engaged in 2 age brackets
- Site of Girls Leadership Initiative
- One of the first expansion neighborhoods after our pilot project

Kumba Town

- Community leader: Kingsley Etoh, Open Field staff
- 93 youth engaged in 2 age brackets
- Site of Girls Leadership Initiative
- Partnership with Legend Academy
- One of the first expansion neighborhoods after our pilot project

Njuki

- Community leader: Maurice Elangwe
- 58 youth engaged in 1 age bracket
- New Site!
- Check our Maurice's story here: https://youtu.be/eSgqOqzHjr8

Kumba Mbeng

- Community leader: Sumelong Killian, Open Field staff
- 52 youth engaged in 1 age bracket
- New Site!

Nkwen

- Community leader: Cyprian
- 60 youth engaged in 2 age brackets
- Located in Bamenda, our second city
- Capital of Northwest Region