YMCA Sierra Leone

Location: Kissy, East Freetown
Combat sport: Boxing and another martial art
Focus areas: Education, Vocational skills
Established: 1912
Joined the FFP Alumni: March 2014
Contact: Tom Menjor
Website: http://www.sierraleoneymca.org/

YMCA are one of the largest youth in Sierra Leone, offering formal education, vocational skills training and sports activities.

With FFP, the focus of YMCA’s work will be to develop one of their existing sites into a multi-purpose youth support centre. The site in East Freetown currently has a school that currently offers formal education, but with adequate space for boxing and martial arts activities to take place at the same time as other support activities, there is great potential for young people in the area to be able to access a wide range of new youth services.

The vision is to deliver weekly boxing sessions on the 2nd floor of the school, whilst using the classroom space on the ground floor to deliver counselling, mentoring, formal education and skills training.