AFRICAN YOUTHS INITIATIVE ON CRIME PREVENTION (AYICRIP)

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AYICRIP Football Academy


RAISE A SOCCER STAR PROJECT:

Preventing Crime and Empowering the Youths through Sports

Introduction:

                                                                                       

The world as a global village has been experiencing great challenges in human management and sustaining developmental structures based on the rate at which young people indulge in criminal activities; this has posed great threat considering the level of insecurity in our immediate communities.

It is clear to every one of us today that our lives and properties are no longer safe since our communities harbor unemployed youths whose energies are yet to be tapped and channeled appropriately by way of engaging them in meaningful activities. Quite a number of our youths would prefer to derive joy and happiness by getting involved in criminal activities and this has exposed our communities to all sort of social vices which include cybercrime, drug and human trafficking, rape, prostitution, kidnapping and terrorism etc.

We are witnesses to the erosion of our moral values in the 21st Nigeria even as brothers and sisters see each other from their ethnic divides without regard for competence and nationality. Young people are full of energies and ambitions, they are like light setting out of a tiny hole, shinning brighter infinitum as they floored the earth. These situations prompt a program like this, so that they will be put through a systematic approach in enhancing their energies and talents towards economic development and sustainable national prosperity.

The role of sports in the development of the youth, promotion of peace and unity, religious and cultural integration and wealth creation cannot be over emphasized as it has been identified as an effective instrument for crime prevention, shaping behavior and instilling discipline among young people for maintaining the equilibrium of peace in our communities.

The Project:

Raise a Soccer Star Project is a custom-made initiative of the AYICRIP Football Academy and serves as soft power in the fight against crime in our community. It is geared towards preventing crime and empowering the youths through soccer.

Objectives of the Project:

AYICRIP Football Academy targets the following under listed objectives.

  • To raise role models, mentors and top football stars in Nigeria
  • Engage the youths meaningfully through soccer
  • Provide youths with a platform to identify and develop their football talent as well as launching and managing their professional careers locally and internationally.
  • Arrange football camps and competitions for youths
  • Organize international trial tours and linking them with international clubs
  • Placing youth footballers on international football academies for proper development of their football careers.
  • Develop their leadership and crime prevention skills through soccer
  • Develop team spirit of peace, religious and cultural integration among youths.

Our target:

We are targeting talented youths between the ages of 17 and 23 both within urban and semi-urban areas of Nigeria.

Our Management Team:

It is made up of a Team Manager, Chief Coach, Assistant Coaches, and Goal keeper trainers, Medical Doctors, Physiotherapist and Sports Psychologists.

Methodology:

The project is designed to achieve its set objectives in two ways.

Open trial camp: there will be an open camp session where young footballers with great football potentials will come for open camp trials to exhibit their skills after which the best players will be selected to join AYICRIP Football Academy for professional engagement and our International Football Trial Tour.

International Football Trial Tours:

Sequel to the conclusion of the open camp trials as stated above, selected players will be invited for a two weeks camp in Lagos in preparation for our international trials tours which will afford the players the opportunity to play matches with some selected clubs in Asia, Middle East, Europe, South America, North America and Africa.

During the international friendly matches, our host would invite some renowned FIFA licensed football Agents, Club Directors and Coaches who will be on ground to scout for good players from our team that will sign in their respective clubs to begin their professional careers. At the end of the two weeks tour, successful players will start their professional careers immediately.

 

Mode of Participation

Interested players are expected to pick an interest form which admits them to participate in the open camp trials.

After the trials, 18 players will be selected for the International Football Trial Tour to any chosen country we decide to travel to.

Our Partners:

African Youths Initiative on Crime Prevention

Arafat Travel Consultancy Nigeria Limited, Lagos

 

AFFILIATIONS:

AYICRIP Football Academy is a registered Academy with the Corporate Affairs Commission, Nigeria and also affiliated to the Nigeria Football Federation through the Lagos State Football Association.

 

Project Financing:

A project of this magnitude needs adequate financing for it to achieve its set objectives.

The financing comes in two phases:

Pre – tour: The funds that will be raised during the registration of players will be used to organize the open camp trials.

 

International trial tour: Our Academy takes care of 40% cost of this trip while the players are responsible for 60% through themselves, parents or guardians.

We will also approach state government and some well-meaning individuals/corporate organizations to sponsor the selected youths as it gears towards empowering and preventing crime through sports. The sponsorship covers the football kits, visas, return tickets, accommodation, feeding and local transportation of the selected 18 players and 6 officials.

 

OUR PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE:

Our first international tour started with great excitement from the Republic of Jordan where we took eighteen (18) players for trial tour and after the two weeks programme, five (5) of the players were selected by four (4) professional clubs in Jordan for further training while two (2) players signed professional contracts.

 

 

OUR REQUEST:

We request that you buy into this programme by partnering with us and endorsing it so that we can create opportunity to some selected talented footballers as part of your Corporate Social Responsibility.

Summary:

This programme is a practical crime prevention strategy aimed at engaging the youths towards developing their God given potentials and also earn pronounced source of livelihood and if implemented as designed, our communities will experience rapid reduction in crime rate and high degree of youth empowerment in Nigeria.

OUR BELIEFS:

A crime free society guarantees rapid youth and community development.