ECA is a football academy located in Masaka, Uganda, that plans to change young people lives by providing professional football coaching and education, for both boys and girls.
Their goal is for the children to become future African role models so that they can inspire, support and help others who have not been given the same opportunities.
ECA currently counts 24 athletes at their academy. All the kids have been recruited according to a recruitment program, which focuses on their academic abilities, football skills and character.
Most imporantly, their athletes are granted an 8-year scholarship, which gives them the opportunity to be part of an elite football environment with a world-class education and development program.
"We use football as a tool to make a long-term social difference in Uganda.
When our athletes become part of our academy in Masaka, they become part of an elite environment that focuses on more than just football.
We strive to build strong grades and give them more opportunities through our focus on education. "
"We are incredibly proud of the academy's journey. We constantly want to evolve and always strive to take El Cambio Academy to new heights.
Our goal is to continue to dream big and work harder so that we can expand the influence our organization has on African society. We want to help more children reach their full potential.
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