Tournament of Hope

Update from the field: Kang'oma Youth Group

Dear F2F friends, 

This goes out especially to our amazing athletes and supporters of the 24-in-24 workout events in Switzerland! In solidarity with you and your carrying-the-water-on-head workout, our dear Kamg'oma Youth Group had a race, girls against boys... Boys win - but the judge was a man...

Everybody wins in the end. And gets wet. 

Please come join us for August's Tournament of Hope, where thousands of people gather to watch local youth team, including our HIV+ Rising Stars, participate in netball and football games, and where the community promotes outreach programs for HIV, malaria, and reducing early marriage among girls especially. 

Ken Wong, Founder and Executive Director                                                                                                                 

Update from the field: Bright fights for his life

Dear F2F friends, 

Bright Angase is an HIV+ boy on our Rising Stars team - the first HIV+ youth sports team in the continent. He's 17. I've known him for years and he's a wonderful kid. He's been so sick most of his life. 

Bright is in one of the main hospitals in Malawi - when we visited him, he could barely raise his head. He hasn't eaten in days, and KS sores are eating away at his body. Not to mention TB and malaria. 

F2F doesn't deal with direct medical intervention, but we're doing everything we can to get Bright the treatment that we in the West take for granted. But until that actually happens, I now a child's life, at moments like this, can hinge on the child himself. So today, a new shirt, some airplane paraphernalia, saying we think he could be a start in this August's Youth Tournament of Hope - such small things to make Bright be strong inside. 

It's really one day at a time. I'll let you know what happens. 

Ken Wong, Founder and Executive Director

Verde Valley School Visits Chadika Township in Malawi

Pictures of students from the Verde Valley School in Sedona, AZ on their service trip to Malawi. Students stopped by the Chadika township to work with Youth Group members, community members and F2F staff. The Verde Valley School is helping to fund F2F's annual Tournament of Hope in Malawi.