We have a unique global mission
To use the power of the world's most popular game to educate children about the dangers of landmines and explosive remnants of war
110mLandmines remain hidden around the world.
1000The number of years it would take to clear all current and active landmines in the world. It would cost $30bn.
50%Victims die within hours of the blast, never reaching medical care.
Our multi-award winning Mine Risk Education programme uses soccer games and drills to deliver internationally-approved safety messages in a fun, inclusive environment.
Open to all children
Our programs are open to all children regardless of gender, race or religion.
Teaching The Facts
We teach them the facts about landmines, Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW).
Educate To Survive
We teach them how to recognise and avoid these dangers and what to do if they encounter them.
Spread The Message
We teach them how to pass these messages on to their friends and family.
Since 1996 Spirit of Soccer coaches have been delivering our curriculum of Mine Risk Education in some of the world's most challenging environments, here are some of our amazing stories.
“Spirit of Soccer allows our children to play safe by providing attractive soccer programs that help to pass on safety…
“It’s a wonderful idea to use soccer to teach children about unexploded bombs. I never thought there could be such…
“There aren’t many chances to play sport for women in Iraq. Spirit of Soccer gave me the chance to return…
“My ambitions have completely changed. Before I used to think there were no opportunities for a peasant girl like me.…