Our organization was founded in 2009 with the goal of helping children aged 5 to 18 years who come from vulnerable backgrounds, including orphans, street children, and refugees from neighboring war-torn countries like Somalia, South Sudan, DRC Congo, and Burundi among others.

At Cleats Youth Soccer Foundation, we believe that soccer can be more than just a game – it can be a tool for education, health awareness, life skills, and peace building. Our team is made up of passionate individuals who share this belief and are committed to making a difference in the lives of the children we serve. Through our programs and services, we aim to provide a safe and supportive environment where children can learn, grow, and thrive.

Since our founding, we have had the privilege of working with and supporting more than 500 children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Our programs have been designed to provide holistic support to our participants, including academic support, life skills training, health awareness education, and sports development. We have seen firsthand the positive impact that soccer can have on the lives of our participants, from improved physical and mental health to increased confidence, self-esteem, and social skills.

We are committed to making a lasting impact in the communities we serve. We believe that every child deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential, regardless of their background or circumstances. Our team is made up of dedicated individuals who bring a diverse range of skills and experiences to the table. Our coaches are experienced soccer players who have a passion for teaching and mentoring young players, while our support staff includes educators, health professionals, and community leaders who share our vision for a better future.

Cleats Youth Soccer Foundation is funded through donations from individuals, foundations, and corporate sponsors who share our commitment to improving the lives of children from disadvantaged backgrounds. We are always looking for ways to expand our impact and reach more children in need. Whether through volunteering, donating, or partnering with us, we invite you to join us in our mission to empower the next generation through soccer.


To create a healthy, educated, morally good and economically empowered young generation ready to contribute towards peace building and the development of their countries.


To improve education, raise health awareness, build life-skills among young people for their socio-economic welfare through soccer.


Tumusime Vicent
Tumusime Vicent CAF B Licensed Football Coach
Ojok Simon Peter
Ojok Simon Peter CAF C Licensed Football Coach
Michael Kalyesubura
Michael Kalyesubura International Relations
Tegusulwa Innocent
Tegusulwa Innocent Public Relations Specialist