Leicester Nirvana FC
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Championing Change
For Our Youth

Leading from the front, grassroots club Leicester Nirvana FC continues to support community need and that of their users in the development of an inspirational educational programme in partnership with Sported. The project aims to mentor and educate young people, providing access to role models and will strive to ignite aspiration & demonstrate routes to success for young people. Nirvana will use football to empower young people and break down barriers to regular participation for marginalised groups, not just in sport but socially.

With recent incidents that have happened across Leicester and Leicestershire such as youths suffering racist abuse and threatening behaviour and the murder of a former coach; the project will address cohesion issues within and across communities through positive changed attitudes of young people about community and behaviours. The project will also develop leadership skills of young people by using various methods of engagement to educate the wider community.

Kirk Master, Chair of Leicester Nirvana has said “We as a club are excited about supporting more young people to achieve football qualifications as well as being able to support them with issues such as confidence & self esteem and to inspire them to greatness’.

Nirvana is made up of a melting pot of young people from all backgrounds many of which derive from inner city areas such as the Spinney Hills ward; experiencing discrimination in football and wider that has lead to welfare and self esteem issues & a need for learning around equality and discrimination. Under the surface these experiences have left them with a negative self-defeating mentality and a disillusioned perspective on life as well as a lack of aspiration. Nirvana is determined to help change that perspective and believes that now is the time to step up to the challenge of championing change for our youth.

Nirvana will work with organisations in the Voluntary sector, Public sector and the Private sector to deliver the package of work that will provide genuine life experiences for those young people most in need.

Nirvana believes that everyone has a role to play in the continued extended learning of our youth. To find out how your organisation can help Leicester Nirvana to Champion Change within young people or for more information about the Programme, please contact Ivan Liburd at info@leicesternirvana.co.uk

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