Sejona Sports Foundation is a charitable organization with tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It was incorporated in the state of New Jersey, USA, in June, 2015.
Taxpayer ID# 474-276-289
Sejona Sports Foundation aims to transform the lives of children and youth, primarily in Africa, through sports.
Our focus is on using youth sports to:
We also aim to provide sports related philanthropic support to schools and communities in need, such as funding the development of basic sports facilities including tennis courts, basketball courts, playgrounds, swimming pools and soccer fields, and funding for sports equipment.
Why Sports? Research indicates organized youth sport is the most effective extracurricular activity in terms of developing youth into well-rounded and more productive adults, with a sense of community. Engaging in sports has proven to be physically beneficial in terms of its impact on muscle, heart, and overall health, thus aiding in the fight against obesity, diabetes, and hypertension. It is also a great tool for social and character development, as it teaches about teamwork, sportsmanship, discipline, adherence to rules, honor, integrity, setting goals, working to achieve those goals, determination, perseverance, as well as being graceful in victory and defeat. We also recognize how sports unites communities, and has the power to inspire generations. The sports world has given us some of the most influential individuals such as Muhammad Ali.
Sports also provides a platform for athletically talented youth to showcase their abilities. This may lead to professional contracts for some, and scholarships to further their education for others. Critically, education has proven to be a powerful tool in combating poverty by providing more economic opportunities, and developing students into more productive citizens.
Ghana is a country located in the western part of Africa. It was formerly known as the Gold Coast before gaining independence in 1957 from Great Britain. The population estimate of Ghana is 27 million. The top sport to watch and play is soccer/football, followed by track and field, and boxing.