In their hometown, more than 80 schools are learning about Chelsea’s leading black male and female players as part of a Black History Month education initiative run by the Chelsea Foundation.
In a time where politics and humanism have been at war because of racial matters, it is inspiring to bring value to those who have struggled because of such matters. The “Who We Are” program complements the Black History Month teaching resources supplied by Premier League Primary Stars.
Two players have been allocated to all schools taking part in this project and kids use their resources to create a profile on each player, with facts and a short match-day report. Chelsea Foundation’s twitter account posted about the subject and everyone seems to be proud and fond of the initiative that also teaches a lot about the team’s history.
Sam Gaskin-Kemp, head of education at the Chelsea Foundation, said on the club’s official website: “We have been working hard to review all of our Equality & Diversity education programs, and have worked with colleagues from across the Foundation to reshape and redesign our content and the range of opportunities for participants to get involved in. This term we have been focusing on the theme of Identity and we are really excited to be rolling out our new ‘Who We Are’ project. We are really looking forward to seeing what the schools produce”.
The “Who We Are” initiative is part of a variety of ways Chelsea are endorsing Black History Month, as they recognize and celebrate the diverse past, present and future of the club. Their past is marked with the prints of legendary African players like Didier Drogba, Michael Essien, Mark Stein, John Obi Mikel, Samuel Eto’o and many more from all over the world who might share the skin color but most importantly – the talent.