Iraq

  • Operational Since: 2009
  • Focus: Mine Risk Education
  • Partners: Iraq Football Federation, Bustan Iraq, Director of Mine Action/Iraq

Since 2009, Spirit of Soccer has been delivering programming to young people, often under heavy shelling

– Spirit of Soccer are delivering programs in Baghdad, Basra and Kirkuk

– Over 22,000 children have benefitted from our MRE coaching sessions

– 18 local Iraqi coaches have been trained to deliver our program, including three women. Our coaches are from a variety of different ethnic and religious groups including Arab, Kurd, Sunni, Shia and Christian

– In Iraq we work closely with a local NGO called Bustan Iraq to deliver our programs.