Playing Soccer- A Way to Learn About Life in Canada

Thanks to the leadership of Jean-Claude Munyezamu Calgary has an “innovative multicultural outreach program aimed at integrating new Canadians into their community”. The program that uses soccer as a universal language to help newcomers come together play sport as a way to learn life skills to help them in their new life in a new country. The kids loved their two hours on Saturdays at the field doing drills, scrimmaging and playing games. The program provided cleats, shorts, a ball and socks for each player along with amazing coaching. Getting out of the house and playing their favourite sport was a lifeline for the family in those early days here in Calgary. Our sponsor group took turns providing transportation and playing soccer with them each weekend throughout the Spring and Summer season.We got to connect with other sponsor groups and their families. A community of players began to grow and one child from our family has gone on to play competitive soccer in the Calgary Minor Soccer League- an opportunity that arose thanks to the SWB program.


For more information on the programs being offered, click here: Soccer Without Boundaries

 Kids from the Refuge4All Sponsor Group enjoyed Saturday afternoons playing soccer outdoors with the Ngelelo kids!

Kids from the Refuge4All Sponsor Group enjoyed Saturday afternoons playing soccer outdoors with the Ngelelo kids!