We hold weekly training sessions and players test their skills in official tournaments. We also organize regular football clinics and Summer camps where we match off against players from around Indonesia and overseas. Our ‘Happy Feet’ program supports players from low income families with shoes, uniforms, socks and jerseys.
Central Kalimantan has one of the highest stunting rates in Indonesia, and we found many of our young players were underweight and below average height. We initiated a program to address this issue, providing nutritional drinks during practice, information on healthy living and a health assessment to measure their physical development.
In Central Kalimantan, nearly 1 in 3 children aged 7-15 drop out of school mainly due to economic pressures. We support our players with educational materials and school fee subsidies. Sponsorship is also provided for English and computer classes, vocational courses and conservation activities through our partner NGO-YUM (Yayasan Usaha Mulia).
The minimum wage for people in Central Kalimantan is well under $200 a month. Parents find it hard just to send their children to school – let alone provide them with extra curricular activities. Through BFIA, these children can take part in a wide range of football activities and also in health and educational programs - all free of charge.
Every gift, no matter how large or small, can help our boys and girls reach their personal goals
A gift of USD 195 supports our Child Development Fund and one child’s participation in all our programs. You can sponsor as many children as you like.
We are quickly outgrowing our current training facility and have started work on a multi- purpose football campus on a 7-hectare plot of donated land. If you are interested in making a major gift towards this goal please contact us for more information. We are pleased to offer official recognition to individuals, companies and institutions.
Together we can start something bigger