Spirit of Soccer ceased operations in the former Yugoslavia in 2004 due to a significant decrease in child casualties from landmines and ERW. It is our goal that one day our programs will not be needed anywhere in the world.
Since 1996 167,000 children have received Mine Risk Education from Spirit of Soccer coaches.
Since 1996 Spirit of Soccer and its funders have qualified 414 soccer coaches and we currently employ 48 full and part-time coaches in Iraq, Cambodia, Laos and Moldova.
In Iraq we have trained 54 coaches in Youth Development and Mine Risk Education, and in 2010 we brought 30 coaches from Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine together and qualified them for the FIFA Grassroot Coaching Certificate.
In Cambodia we have qualified 240 coaches for the Cambodian 'D' License. In 2010 four of our coaches attained the Asian Football Confederation 'C' License.
In Laos we have qualified 28 coaches for the Laos 'D' License.
In Moldova we have qualified 52 coaches for the Moldova 'C' License and 6 coaches for the UEFA 'B' License.
Spirit of Soccer was awarded the FIFA Fair Play Award at the Football for Hope Festival 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa
Spirit of Soccer was shortlisted for a Sport and Peace Award at Monaco in 2010
Spirit of Soccer was awarded the Most Courageous Use of Sport Award at the Beyond Sport Summit in 2009
414 coaches have been trained through direct sponsorship by Spirit of Soccer and its funders