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    Posted January 15, 2014 by

    A good cause for Haitian children


    F.U.S.A. stands for Farinen United Sports Academy and is a non-profit organisation, established on the 4th of August 2012, to offer Haïti’s younger generation a better chance in life.

    Although Haiti is a beautiful country with a lot of potential, it currently cannot ensure a healthy and safe life for most of its residents. Children in Haiti often have no other option than to grow up on the streets, surrounded by drugs and crime, without any hope or dreams for a better future.

    F.U.S.A.’s purpose is to provide these children with a chance to build their self-confidence and be a part of something they believe in. Through sports, we want to enable them to discover their talents, teach them how to work as a team and show them that if they are willing to work hard, they can achieve incredible things. F.U.S.A. aims to provide Haïti’s children with a safe environment where they can simply be kids and can develop and succeed – not only as individuals, but also as a group.

    During a first phase, we will reach out to children with a passion for football, basketball and dance. Our academy will provide them with a space to learn and practice under the guidance of qualified teachers. As the project develops, we hope to gradually offer additional sport activities.

    Paul Moïse, the founder of F.U.S.A., is a native of Haïti himself. Moïse was born and raised in Haïti until he was old enough to pursue his own dreams. Sports, in particular football, were his first love and they provided his life with a sense of direction and purpose. Football kept Moïse off the street and offered him hope for a better future.
    His goal is to now do the same for Haïti’s youth.
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