"Right to Dream empowered me with the tools and values to succeed in soccer and in life. Now I'm spreading those values and using those tools to help others."

Fifi Kingsley Baiden is a former professional footballer who has now established a charitable organisation that empowers youth in Ghana through education and sport. 

Inspired by Right to Dream's development model, Fifi Soccer Foundation seeks to provide young Ghanaians with the valuable life skills needed to succeed and become future leaders and role models. Drawing on his experiences as a player and coach, Fifi believes he can build a foundation for success:

The vision of the foundation is to give hope and a better future to orphans and children within Ghana. We have established a residential education and sports programme with a view to create internship opportunities at some of the best companies in Ghana. Once they reach 18 years old, students will graduate from the foundation and we will help them to secure a job. 

After graduating from the Academy in 2007, Fifi secured a scholarship to study at Dunn School in the USA. Three years later he won a place at the University of Santa Barbara, where he starred for the University soccer team whilst completing his undergraduate degree. In January 2014, he was signed by Columbus Crew in the MLS SuperDraft. After a few years of professional football, Fifi turned his attention to coaching and still works at Santa Barbara Soccer Club as well as running his own California based soccer camps for children 'Fifi Soccer'.

Fifi's entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to improving the lives of others is just one of many examples of graduates continuing and widening Right to Dream's impact.