WELCOME TO FELIX FOUNDATION.
Sports And Fitness Is Our Life
Established in 2012, Felix Foundation is a registered charity and the main vehicle for our community based work. Founded with support from Reach for Change and Millicom (Tigo Ghana). we are on a mission to make lasting changes to people lives through the power of sports, Since inception we have worked in more than 10 communities, across 3 regions, reaching more than 20,000 people across all ages from kindergarten and primary school, through to senior high schools, teachers and older people, For more information see our programmes below and get involved to see how you can support our community programmes.
Drowning is the 3rd leading cause of unintentional-injury related deaths. An estimated 388,000 people die every year from drowning across the world. 96% of all drownings occur in lower and middle income countries. Drowning rates in Africa are 8 times higher than US or Australia. In Ghana, death by drowning is one of the major causes of accident-related death for 10-19 year olds, exceeding death from road traffic accidents. During the peak season an estimated four people die a day at our busiest beaches in Ghana. Felix Fitness Foundation has been working in conjunction with Ghana Education System, Reach for Change and RNLI – UK to educate over 15,000 children and embed drowning prevention in to the school curriculum. Find out what we have been doing? Follow our blog. Join the movement
On June 3rd 2015, Accra experienced devastating, savage torrential rains. The hiatus culminated with an explosion in a petrol station, killing over 90 people as they innocently took temporary shelter from the downpour. The deluge blocked streets and access routes making emergency rescue virtually impossible. The total impact affected more than a million people, through loss of life, homes, livelihoods and property, causing millions and millions dollars’ worth of damage. The seasonal rains highlight the devastating and fatal impact flooding and drowning has on local lives. Find out how Felix Fitness Foundation, has been working to improve awareness and training, increase resilience and build capacity.