Welcome To Our Gifted Community

I Have A Gift is a charity with a mission to empower young people to harness their gifts and achieve more regardless of their circumstances

Founded by Shola Oyedele & Lionel Morgan, 2 ex-professional footballers, I Have A Gift was initially created out of frustration more than anything as Shola could not find a suitable local charity to volunteer his services after growing up in a deprived environment. He partnered with Lionel who had a similar experience growing up

I Have A Gift also provides workshops and accredited courses with the chief aim of working with young people to succeed. Mentoring support is also provided to the youths after they have completed their courses to assist them with securing job placements and/or furthering their career progression in the relative completed course.


Our team of facilitators are all ex-professional footballers and deliver workshops to pupils and teachers across the UK and internationally.

In addition to delivering educational workshops in schools and colleges, they have also delivered a range of workshops on behalf of The Premier League, Kick It Out, The PFA and Show Racism The Red Card.

Lionel Morgan


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Osei Sankofa

Senior Facilitator

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Shola Oyedele


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We Deliver Workshops All Across The UK

Our range of interactive workshops tackle subjects such as health, PSHE, self esteem, equality and diversity.

Learn More About Our Workshops Here

quotes-greyI was very impressed with how well the facilitators from I Have a Gift engaged the students in meaningful and reflective discussions. By using visual images, football analogies and physical activities they kept the students who are usually very disruptive, focused and on track.

The facilitators showed the students that can manage their own behaviour and I learnt that as adults we often get involved rather than just allowing a ‘situation’ to play itself out.  I would definitely use the team again to work with both students and staff