At Fairplay we believe everyone deserves a fair chance. We believe that where you’re born should not determine your future. We believe in making the world a fairer place.
Our mission is to level the playing field so everyone has a safe space to learn, play, and grow. To achieve this, we run the Fairplay Academy, Fairplay Cafe, and the Payatas Sports Center as we work to provide opportunities to develop physically, emotionally, and intellectually. Find out more through the short video below.
At Fairplay we look to solve the problem, to break the vicious cycle. In its place we create better problems and a new virtuous cycle. In the slums, this cannot be done in any single area alone. The best education is undermined by chronic malnourishment and a lack of access to livelihood, the best nourishment is undermined by a lack of livelihood and lack of quality education, and all areas of life intersect and undermine one another. This is what we mean by leveling the playing field. To turn a cycle from vicious to virtuous, we need every aspect of the field to be raised together.
This is why we run the Youth Center, the Fairplay Café, and the Payatas Sports Center; as means towards leveling the playing field. We have shown remarkable progress and the kids we work with have shown that when given the opportunity they can become some of the best in the entire country at what they do. Whether that’s some of our girls being called up for the National Youth Football Team, affordable and healthy food from the Café, or completely illiterate teenagers learning to read and write and excel academically, there is much that can be accomplished together.
Watch the video below for a visual look at what we do, and Get Involved to start your own personal journey into something good.