The African Schools Programme will use football as a passion focus point to positively impact the communities within and around the participating schools. Each school will be rewarded for championing sustainability through environmental outreach programs and for contributing to a space of value within the school. The Programme will also nurture talent in the filed of football journalism and match officiating amongst school-going children in order to give an opportunity for all.
The White Card
The “White Card” is a pedagogical tool that aims to recognize, stimulate, and promote all behaviours of fair play and sportsmanship, practiced by athletes, coaches, officials, public and other officials during the matches of the African Schools Championship. This card is shown by the referee.
The Young Reporter Programme
The young reporter program gives aspiring football journalists a chance to horn their skills in reporting, production, and commentary of football. Young aspirants will be identified and paired with mentors to receive training and later showcase their skills during a select number of matches of the Africa Schools Championship.
The Young Referee Programme
The Young referee programme will identify, train and give opportunity for young aspiring match officials to interpret the laws of the game of football. The young aspirants will be given opportunities to officiate during a select number of matches of the African Schools Championship and the most successful will have additional opportunity in other CAF Youth competitions.