Meet Solomon

Meet Solomon

The legendary Liverpool football manager Bill Shankly once sagely remarked that football was not a matter of life and death … it was, he said, “much more important than that”.

Shankly was joking and his oft-quoted line has become a cliché, but the words ring painfully close to reality for one of Lengo’s most gifted football players, Solomon Makala.

Patrick wants to give back to his community. You can help him make this happen.

Patrick wants to give back to his community. You can help him make this happen.

When Patrick Sakira’s parents passed away, his Grandmother stepped in to bring him up. He himself had always liked children and dreamed of being a teacher. He was fortunate to be sponsored through school by PCLC Africa, and completed his O levels, narrowly missing on one credit for an A level. Under the sponsorship of an American couple, he began teachers’ college in Arusha, but 18 months later, just a few months short of graduation, his dream came to an abrupt halt.

One touch of nature brings the whole world closer together

One touch of nature brings the whole world closer together

Tanzania has some of the most beautiful nature reserves in the world. There are 16 national parks and 29 game reserves and it is the home to Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest point in Africa. There are a large variety of animal life, including elephants, leopards, buffalo, zebras, cheetahs, wilderbeast, giraffes, hippopotamuses and various antelopes. Tarangire is one of these national parks that is located near Arusha in the north of Tanzania and is a popular tourist destination.

Bringing the FIFA World Cup dream to reality for Tanzanian youth

Bringing the FIFA World Cup dream to reality for Tanzanian youth

Lengo Football Academy is partnering with Football for Friendship (F4F) in 2018 to bring the FIFA World Cup dream to reality for 24 youth from Tanzania, New Zealand, Australia and 9 Pacific Islands countries. F4F is an annual International Children’s social programme organised by Gazprom, an international company supporting global social projects and is setting new standards in relation to social policy.