Using football to promote education and life skills whilst engaging in a life-changing experience, playing at the largest football tournament in the world, the Gothia Cup.
At The Kusasa Stars, we are passionate about providing youths with a different perspective on what life has to offer outside their disadvantaged and humble beginnings.
It’s more than just a football tournament: For our players, it is a voyage supported by an educational and community framework, where attitude, school attendance, individual grade advancement, and sporting prowess are tracked as part of the journey.
The World Youth Cup also is known as The Gothia Cup takes place annually in Gothenburg, Sweden. This is a life-changing experience for our players, that creates friendships and builds contacts with children from different countries and continents, giving them a global sense of belonging and opening up their minds and aspirations to the world beyond their own environment.
Football is important but educating the boys and opening their eyes to a world of opportunity and showing nothing is impossible is the main aim of the journey to Sweden.
The Kusasa stars project is the light to my journey of life, my family and surrounding. This project has boosted the passion to be surrounded by privileged kids that want success as I am! The project changes the minds set of a now different community we have in our beautiful valley. It is the future to upcoming generation in Franschhoek.
To our supports from Sweden team! In our culture it takes a community to raise a child and in my case as a single Parent it mother I am grateful for all the life lessons from Kusasa Project has impacted on my son Kamva Mgidlana ——in the previous Sweden trip, I still hear about all the great adventures he had # I am so grateful for all the tangible and intangible lessons in Kamva’s life—–For these and many other adventures to come, THANK YOU SWEDEN TEAM AND COACHES !!!!!! LOVE FROM KAMVA’S MOM
Football is a language that is understood throughout the world. It has a unifying power that never ceases to marvel. That’s something we’ve been witnessing this week with the boys in Sweden. Favorite players and clubs have been exchanged between teams from different parts of the world, dances and songs from different cultures have been exchanged and new friendships have been created.
Gothia Cup 2022