How We’re Making a Difference
Single Leg Amputee Sports Association - SLASA is running this campaign with One World Play Project to raise ultra-durable One World Futbols, soccer balls that never need a pump and never go flat, for amputee soccer players in Sierra Leone.
The use of amputations as a weapon of fear & intimidation was a common practice during the 10 year Civil war that ended in early 2002. It is believed that 21% (6,000-10,000) of the world's amputees now live in Sierra Leone. In a country that has been turned into an economic vacuum, these amputees live alarmingly below the poverty line and are forced to live as outcasts. In Sierra Leone, people living with disabilities are often overlooked and considered negatively in society.
The Single Leg Amputee Sports Association (SLASA) was established in 2001 to bring together talented single legged amputees with the belief that sporting activities can play a vital role in the recovery of this marginalized group. In additional to football skills the SLASA has run broader activities including computer literacy, skills training and social empowerment among Amputees, who for the most part continue to feel neglected by their societies.
One World Futbols are needed because the surfaces that children play on in Sierra Leone are very rough and harsh. Standard soccer balls deflate and become unusable very quickly, which prevents children from playing. One World Futbols will last much longer and will allow children to play as long as they want.
Help us make a difference, and support our campaign today!
Through this campaign, we raised 7 One World Futbols.
Check out the stories below for more info about the Sierra Leone Amputee Soccer League campaign: