Borneo Football International Academy provides a healthy environment and quality assistance to children and youth in football training, health promotion and nutrition, school support and basic English education.
Borneo Football International Academy (BFIA) is the vehicle of Borneo Football International Foundation’s integrated programme for assisting children and youth’s healthy development through football.
Its headquarters are located in Rungan Sari, 36km away from Palangkaraya city, the capital of Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.
The Academy trainings began in March 2015 with 14 youngsters, but the number rapidly increased to 40 by mid April, and by the end of May, more than 80 children and youth had become part of BFIA.
Being the only academy of its kind in the region, BFIA has already drawn the attention of surrounding communities and local governement institutions who have, in turn, supported the launching of the first Borneo Football Cup 2015, a grand event held at the Palangkaraya Stadium during the month of August.
BFIA promotes multicultural tolerance and integration and has currently reached the landmark of 100 students aged 7 to 18 from various backgrounds and religions. Amongst them there are Dayaks, Javanese, Balinese, Christians, Mulisms, Hindus and Buddhists.
The Football Academy is funded and managed by Borneo Football International Foundation, a non-profit organization registered with the government of Central Kalimantan.
You can follow BFIA on their Facebook page and on Twitter and instagram @borneo_football.
And here’s BFIA’s official video …