Former participants now play in Burundi’s first league, which grants them access to tertiary education, a roof over their heads and a small income. Some even play for the National Team (The Swallows, ‘Intamba m’Urugamba’ in their native Kirundi), which is obviously a great honor to them and their families. Still, it is almost more satisfactory to see how many former participants contribute to Football Helps after they have outgrown the programs. Especially rewarding was the launch of a second annual tournament in Kabezi (a rural area outside of Bujumbura city), which was organized independently by a former participant who wanted to provide the same experiences he had to the children in this region. Another highlight was the invitation of Football Helps’ project manager to the YALI (Young African Leaders Initiative) program, initiated by Barack Obama, where he received a free leadership course for over three months along with other young leaders from across the continent. All in all, the most wonderful thing is probably the way so many participants as well as both teams in Burundi and Austria have grown over the years, not only in numbers, but also in ability, experience and as human beings.