Calvary Chapel’s After School Soccer Program was started in 2011. The Principal at Swegle Elementary School approached us and asked us to start a soccer program targeting a specific set of at-risk students: disconnected from school and having academic, attendance or behavior problems.
Shortly thereafter we were blessed to have been put into contact with a college student from Namibia, Likius Hafeni. He has one of the highest international ratings as a soccer coach and a real heart for youth sport evangelism. Likius agreed to move to Salem and start the After School Soccer Program at Swegle.
Since starting the program, Calvary Chapel is now in three local schools, with an expansion to two additional schools with the help of two other churches in the Salem Community. Currently, Likius attends Corban College and has been housed and fed by two wonderful families from the church.