Leveraging the power of the world’s most popular sport

Heralded as the world’s most popular sport, soccer is known for its unifying and accessible nature. It can be played anywhere, doesn’t need much equipment, has easy-to-understand rules, and is relatively affordable – all you need is a ball.

In rural Uganda, a group of dedicated teachers are using soccer to transform their school. Leveraging the power of sports, this playful solution is inspiring attendance and fostering a love of learning amongst students at Rodo Primary School in Moyo, Uganda.


This is part of AKFC’s and WUSC’s Adolescent Girls’ Education in Crisis Initiative (AGENCI), a project focused on promoting the empowerment of girls and young women pursuing an education in crisis-affected areas.

Photo credit: Rich Townsend / AKFC