In 2010 Naomi Tomlinson founded the charity Triple E in the UK. Shortly thereafter, together with Roy Moore, they founded the Fairplay For All Foundation (FFA) in the Philippines. FFA and Triple E were set up to help the street children of Manila, using football to break the cycle of poverty. The FFA have since opened a drop in center and created football teams in Payatas and Kasiglahan. Payatas is the biggest dump site in Manila where hundreds of thousands of people live, scavenging from the rubbish to find something to sell, recycle and even eat. Naturally the people there are incredibly hard-working, often scavenging for 16 hours a day for between P100-P200 on a good day.
The Fairplay for All Foundation works to promote a level playing field on and off the pitch. FFA believes that every child should have the opportunity to live. We believe that all life is sacred and that no matter what a person’s circumstance with the right help they can take control of their own life to provide for themselves and their families. Together we can create a better world where every child has the right to life. Together we can create a world we are proud to be a part of and help all those born into poverty. Together we can become part of something good.
The Fairplay For All Foundation works to empower the street children of the Philippines. Registered in the UK and funded as Triple E (registration number 1141362), Fairplay for All (FFA) runs football teams in Kasiglahan and Payatas as a way to develop the community and raise awareness through football, after the rise in popularity of the Azkals, the national men’s team of the Philippines. Payatas is the largest dumpsite in Manila where tens of thousands of people live scavenging for things to sell, recycle and even eat.FFA also has a drop-in centre for street children in order to assess their situation on a case-by-case basis. Providing for the nutrition of street children, to break drug dependency (particularly rugby), basic education will continue their learning and provide a platform to assess their situation. With a fully qualified and experienced social worker we will then look to provide full-time residential care, education sponsorship, or micro-financing depending on the reason for the child being on the streets. As such, FFA looks to enable, encourage and empower street children and raise awareness of the poverty of communities to promote Fairplay on and off the pitch.
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