Kyle Weiss

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Kyle Weiss is a young philanthropist and soccer enthusiast who is well-known throughout the world today as one of the founders of FUNDaFIELD, a charitable organization that seeks to help young African kids who have witnessed and suffered the horrors of war to recover and look forward to a bright future by encouraging them to get into sports, more particularly soccer. Since its founding, FUNDaFIELD has helped thousands of children in various parts of Africa by building soccer fields where they can play during their free time.

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Kyle Weiss is a young philanthropist and soccer enthusiast who is well-known throughout the world today as one of the founders of FUNDaFIELD, a charitable organization that seeks to help young African kids who have witnessed and suffered the horrors of war to recover and look forward to a bright future by encouraging them to get into sports, more particularly soccer. Since its founding, FUNDaFIELD has helped thousands of children in various parts of Africa by building soccer fields where they can play during their free time.

FUNDaFIELD Founder Gets World of Children Award

Because of his extraordinary efforts in helping kids in Africa through sports, Kyle has become a recipient of a number of awards and recognitions. Most recently, he was included in Youth Service America’s list of the 25 Most Powerful and Influential Young People in the World in recognition of his positive contributions to the lives of African youth through soccer. Kyle has also been named as one of Build-a-Bear’s Huggable Heroes and was also a recipient of the World of Children Award, which is touted as the “Nobel Prize” for Child Advocates.

While many of us might think it strange that Kyle’s philanthropic efforts are focused on sports rather than on things like food, shelter, and clothing (which a lot of us view as the most important needs of any human being), he does not. Kyle firmly believes that engaging in sports helps a young person become more focused in what he does, more passionate in life, and helps him build relationships with people at a lot better pace than if he or she did not engage in sports.

In an interview, Kyle said:

“Play and sports are tools that teach important values and life skills including confidence, teamwork, communication, discipline, respect and fair play. Sports can have a positive impact on children’s education and can improve a child’s ability to learn, while increasing their ability to concentrate. Children learn better when they are having fun and being active. As Nelson Mandela said, 'Sport has the power to change the world.'”

Through Kyle’s experience in Africa, he was able to realize just how essential sport is in the lives of the African youth. Living everyday surrounded by poverty, violence, and sickness can create a lot of stress and negative influences in a young person’s life, and it is through sports that he or she is able to relieve those things from building up in his or her life.

FUNDaFIELD Helps Children in Africa

Kyle sees the work of his organization to be just as important as what other organizations are doing. To him, having food, shelter and clothing and yet having nothing to have fun with is no good at all. It is through fun that children are able to express themselves and gain confidence, and at the same time develop a positive outlook in life that they will carry for the rest of their lives.

Kyle often says of FUNDaFIELD’s work:

“All of us on the FUNDaFIELD team have benefited from having sports in our lives. Kids everywhere should have the same opportunities. We are working to make it happen. FUNDaFIELD can’t solve all the problems that exist in Africa though we wish we could. Our goal is to form a partnership with organizations that have made it their mission to provide food, water, medicine, and education to students. Once they have the infrastructures in place and the schools built, FUNDaFIELD will be able to provide a safe field with equipment to play the game of soccer, to provide short break each day from living with disease, hunger and all that accompanies extreme poverty.”

Today, Kyle continues his extraordinary efforts in bringing hope to the young people of Africa through sports. Kyle’s story reminds us that no effort of helping is too small, because while it may seem small to us, it may be the whole world for the person that we are helping.

Kyle quotes Nelson Mandela’s speech:

“As Nelson Mandela said: Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to unite in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than governments in breaking down racial barriers. It laughs in the face of all types of discrimination.”

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Read more about Kyle Weiss’ project by going to the “Biography and more” tab where you can also see the means to get in touch with him. Let us help Kyle in his crusade to give poverty–stricken countries’ children semblance of a happy and normal life through engaging in sports.

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