The Philanthropy Foundation, Cause4 and A-Star are working with former Premier League Footballer Lomana Lua Lua, and his Foundation, to develop a programme of music and sports activity in Forest Gate, Newham – where Lua Lua himself grew up. Whilst the Foundation has undertaken activity in Lua Lua’s home country of Congo, this will be its first project in the UK.
Cause4 is helping the Lua Lua Foundation to develop its partnerships with schools, community groups, music and sports organisations and to launch an innovative and exciting programme of music and sports activity in Forest Gate. The programme will not only help to develop the next generation of musical and sporting talent, but will support children with their education and healthy living, whilst simultaneously working within the community to develop cohesion. A pilot programme will take place between September 2014 and September 2015 with a view to expanding the programme to reach more children and young people and families within the community following its completion.