Football Beyond Borders (FBB) are proud to announce that they have completed their relocation to the Angell Town Estate, Brixton. The new site will serve as the organisation’s headquarters, as well as a transformative learning centre for the local community.
FBB has a strong connection with the area having spent the past two years running a programme at the Angell Town Primary School. The charity was also heavily involved in the regeneration of the football pitch on the estate, playing a critical role in helping the project secure backing from the Evening Standard’s Dispossessed Fund with over £40,000 in investment.
Speaking about the decision to move, FBB’s Head of Delivery Joseph Watfa said: “It’s great because we have a really strong connection with the local community. Now being here more permanently we can deepen that relationship.”
“The space which overlooks the football pitch will also be vital in our efforts to scale-up our programmes, offering us a site from which we can run a number projects particularly during the holidays.”
The proposed learning hub will feature cutting-edge media equipment and learning resources that young people may not normally have access to. From here FBB will be running non-school based projects as well as the Youth Voices media programme as well as the Community Youth Council.
FBB’s Fundraising and Female Participation Coordinator Rebekah Keane, who will be heading a crowdfunding campaign later in the summer to help with equipping the learning hub, noted the particular importance of spaces like this for young people from lower-income families. “The challenges facing our youth in London are wide-ranging and many. In our wonderful city, young people are often bereft of spaces to call their own. They suffer from a severe drop of stimulation during the school holidays and they lack access to cutting-edge technologies needed to make their voices heard.”
She explained: “Opening this hub will provide FBB with the opportunity to engage with and reach as many young people as possible. Enabling us to support and encourage disadvantaged students to reach their potential.”
To find out more about the space, contact Joseph Watfa: firstname.lastname@example.org