Location and general information
Iraqi children have limited opportunities to take part in projects that support individual development and foster employability. This hinders them from becoming successful and engaged individuals and citizens.
- Increase employment rates among young people in Basra.
- Promote young people’s life skills, personal development, employment opportunities and entrepreneurship
- Increase the leadership skills of young leaders
- Improve the coaching skills of coaches
- Provide an inclusive environment and access to sports for ethnic minorities
The Kick for Trade Festival is an expression of the successes of the K4T programme and has sport at its heart.
The K4T project applies a unique approach to tackling youth unemployment by engaging young people through football. Sport acts as an entry point, offering a safe space for learning and personal development, leading on to further engagement in vocational programmes and entrepreneurship opportunities. Young people are linked to potential investors and employers from the Iraqi private sector through entrepreneurial and employability activities using Kick for Trade teams and tools.
Football3 and the Kick for Trade curriculum sessions include adapted-rules football matches that enable the youngsters to develop and implement transferable skills that are relevant for employment, such as teamwork, leadership, communication, self-discipline and resilience. The sessions are for children and young people from ethnic minorities and from marginalised rural areas and disadvantaged districts of Basra.