Cece United Football Academy has announced the Healing Liberia Foundation, a humanitarian foundation that provides medical support and care for struggling Liberian youth up to age 25, as its official charity partner for two years.
The partnership seeks to raise funds to help support the efforts of the foundation and provide awareness to exponentially increase the visibility of the foundation’s works.
Both organizations will develop a series of football-themed initiatives to raise funds during and after the LFA league seasons under a charity program dubbed “Cece Heals Liberia” to help the Foundation reach new supporters and work with young people, especially football fans that are traditionally difficult to engage.
Additionally, Healing Liberia Foundation’s logo will be featured on the jerseys of Cece United senior men’s team that was recently promoted to the Orange 2nd division league.
“It is our passion to use football as a force for good within the communities that has driven us into this and we are excited to be working with Healing Liberia Foundation and what this partnership can achieve.
“Our background combined with Healing Liberia's expertise means that together we can support more children and young people in dying needs throughout Liberia by using the power of sports to inspire and heal,” Pawala Janyan, CEO and Founder of Cece United Football Academy said.
Benita Urey, CEO and Founder of Healing Liberia Foundation, believes that the new partnership is a plus for her humanitarian foundation, as it will help draw more attention to her organization.
“Partnering with Cece United will not only draw attention to the foundation, but it will also create another opportunity for us to raise funds. With the ‘Cece Heals Liberia’ program, it is going to be a game changer, it’s going to encourage more football teams to get involved in partnering with charity organizations,” Miss. Urey said.
Established in April 2021, Healing Liberia Foundation has provided health care support to “over 50” Liberians, particularly youth up to age 25 through funds raised from its outreach programs and social media.
The Foundation with support from donors, intends to help a minimum of four patients monthly.