HFCA (Happy Football Cambodia Australia) main aim is to work with disadvantaged youth in Cambodia through the medium of the Beautiful game.
Organisation - Happy Football Cambodia Australia
The organisation funds a football programme in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh. Their partner organisations Riverkids Project, Centre For Childrens Happiness, Cambodian Childrens Fund, Happy School and Cambodian Kids Foundation work with children who come families who are living in extreme poverty, children who have been orphaned, lived on dumps or rescued from brothels or other forms of slavery. We fund a football program that offers these young people an opportunity to learn the skills required to play the game and learn how to be part of a team. They provide them with football boots and other gear as well ensuring they get the best possible coaching from professional coaches from the Cambodian Football Federation. They pay all costs associated with the program which allows their partners to provide a free service to the young people who are part of their programs.
In Cambodia the number of girls who attend school as well as sporting programs is far less than the number of boys who take part. HFCA are committed to working with girls as well as boys and do everything possible to encourage girls to take part in our program.HFCA have co ordinated the Cambodian Team to take part in the last five Homeless World Cups which were Melbourne (2008), Milan (2009), Rio (2010), Paris (2011) and Mexico City (2012).