The Fairplay for All Foundation is dedicated to levelling the playing field; creating opportunities for the children of Payatas to holistically and sustainably break the cycle of poverty. The charity operates on principles of fairness and equality in person. We believe in sustainability and longevity, such that a person and communities are empowered to break the cycle of poverty for themselves and believe that the ultimate goal of any foundation is to ultimately close down because they are no longer needed. Only through such sustainability and empowerment of the community will the long-term goal of the eradication of absolute poverty be possible. The Fairplay for All is a non-religious, non-political, non-profit group. We respect each person’s personal beliefs and believe the individual has a right to both freedom of thought and freedom of expression, so long as this does not interfere with those same rights for anyone else. Our mission is fairplay on and off the pitch.
The Fairplay For All Foundation works to empower the street children of the Philippines. Registered in the UK and funded as Triple E (registration number 1141362), Fairplay for All (FFA) runs football teams in Kasiglahan and Payatas as a way to develop the community and raise awareness through football, after the rise in popularity of the Azkals, the national men's team of the Philippines. Payatas is the largest dumpsite in Manila where tens of thousands of people live scavenging for things to sell, recycle and even eat. FFA also has a drop-in centre for street children in order to assess their situation on a case-by-case basis. Providing for the nutrition of street children, to break drug dependency (particularly rugby), basic education will continue their learning and provide a platform to assess their situation. With a fully qualified and experienced social worker we will then look to provide full-time residential care, education sponsorship, or micro-financing depending on the reason for the child being on the streets. As such, FFA looks to enable, encourage and empower street children and raise awareness of the poverty of communities to promote Fairplay on and off the pitch.