Lunchtime event: Monrovia Football Academy

African Studies Centre

Lunchtime event: Monrovia Football Academy

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 - 12:45pm to 2:00pm
African Studies Seminar Room, 13 Bevington Road, Oxford
Will Smith (African Studies alumnus)
Jonny Steinberg

Upon graduating last year, African Studies alumnus Will Smith went out and single-handedly raised money to found a unique initiative, an academy in Monrovia, Liberia that drew young people into school through football.

Will is going to be in town and will be discussing the academy he founded. His presentation briefly places Monrovia Football Academy (MFA) within the broader context of sport for development and Liberia's political economy and goes on to look at the implications of MFA's experience for Liberia's development and the sport for development field more broadly.


(sandwiches will be provided)