20 July 2006
Fifty volunteer soccer coaches from Germany, England, Holland and other European countries are to arrive in Ghana next year to help train under ages 14-18 players nationwide.
Mr. Peter Slowe, Global Director of Project Abroad announced this at a special football tournament organized by the Project for under-14 teams in the Greater Accra Region at the Prisons Park in Accra.
He said 15 coaches had been posted to the regions to teach soccer and rugby.
Mr. Slowe stated that 3,000 young volunteers from 21 countries had been posted to Africa with Ghana getting 600 to work in orphanages, hospitals, schools, the agricultural sector and the print media to enhance socio-economic advancement.
He said the tournament was dedicated to his mother-in-law, Mrs. Rita Briton, who died in Ghana a year ago.
Mr. Slowe added that Project Abroad had donated sporting kits worth 30 million cedis to the teams that participated to accelerate their talent hunt.
The Global Director said Ghana and India were the most interesting and peaceful countries the volunteers and holidaymakers chose to stay.
Mr. Tom Davis, Deputy Country-Director, said Project Abroad was established to enable volunteers to learn and understand cultural, economic and political issues in Ghana.
Mr. Alistair Slowe, son of the Global Director said next year he would sponsor all Under 14 and 18 teams, in the Greater Accra Region to help them to develop their potential to promote soccer in Ghana.