Where a kid can be a kid.
Whether they grow up in Congo or in California, kids everywhere need to be kids, and need an opportunity to have fun. At CAMME, children learn new skills, but to truly achieve their potential, we look at the whole person, making sure they learn, have food, access to medical care, and a place to play.
Throughout Africa, young boys grow up dreaming of being the next Samuel Eto’o, Didier Drogba, or Michael Essien, heroes on the football (soccer) fields of Europe, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, and Ghana; at CAMME, girls get to share the dream. Playing on rocky fields, sometimes with cleats, usually barefoot or with sandals, boys and girls compete regularly in tournaments throughout Goma, regularly coming out on top.
Recreation is more than soccer though; children use the courtyard at CAMME to play volleyball, jump rope, and practice acrobatic routines.
Children come to CAMME with stories that are difficult to imagine, experiences that have forced them to grow up faster than any child ever should. A soccer ball costs $25, a volleyball $20, and a jump rope $5; your support of CAMME gives kids who have been through hell a chance to remember what it means to be a kid.