A day at the Young Boys Academy

Follow an ordinary day in the boys’ lives, as students at a football academy.

Time Overview for the day:  

  • 6.30 – 7 AM: Waking up and getting ready for the day
  • 7 – 7.30 AM: Breakfast
  • 7.30 – 7.40 AM: They put on outerwear and go down to the schoolbus.
  • 7.40 AM – 4.15 PM: The boy’s school day
  • 4.15 PM – 4.30 PM: Afternoon-snack and change into football clothes. 
  • 4.30 PM- 6 PM: Football training.
  • 6 PM – 6.30 PM: Dinnertime. 
  • 6.30 PM – 7.15 PM: Shower, pray, get school clothes ready for the next day etc. 
  • 7.15 PM – 9 PM: Homework followed by a bit of television if time permits.
  • 9 PM – 9.15 PM: The boys are getting ready for bed. 
  • 9.15 PM – 6.30 AM: Sleeping Time. 

 A weekday starts at 6.30 AM, when the boys are woken up by either Liw Sophie – our volunteer, or Lilian, our nurse, after which they have half an hour to get ready before breakfast at 7 AM. Afterwards, 25 minutes are set aside for breakfast, which all the boys eat together. All the boys each have one day a week where they have to clean up after all meals, for which they have 5 more minutes after breakfast. As the clock strikes 7.30 AM the boys get ready, put on their shoes and go downstairs to wait for the school bus which arrives at 7.40 AM.

 Around 4.15 PM the boys arrive again with the school bus. After this, they have approx. 15 minutes to change into soccer gear and grab an afternoon snack before they have today’s soccer practice. The football training takes place until 6 PM, when the boys have to eat dinner.

 The evening proceeds in such a way that the boys eat dinner from 6 to 6.30 PM. They then have between 30 – 45 min. to bathe, pray and fix what needs fixing. At around 7.15 PM the boys’ homework and any supplementary teaching begins together with the academy’s own teacher Asnawi. The lessons usually last about an hour and a half, after which the boys are allowed to watch some television until bedtime. At 9 PM the boys are told to go to bed, and at 9.15 PM they lie in their beds ready to sleep.