In 2012, a single donation was made to purchase a 16-acre plot of land less than 25 miles outside the capital of Douala, Cameroon. It was acquired with the purpose of creating an oasis for the children of OTA, a place that they could call their own. In the past few years we have built a facility that currently houses 16 of OTA’s most deserving kids. They are fed and receive tennis training on campus and bused to local schools to continue their formal education. The vision for the future is that more than 250 children can live, train and be educated on site at the Souza Academy, giving them incredible access to opportunities previously beyond their reach. To realize this vision we will be working hard to raise the funds needed to continue construction and keep moving plans forward. The facilities currently include 4 clay tennis courts, a dormitory for 8 boys and 8 girls, bathrooms and showers, a water tower, a pinneaple plantation, and a functioning kitchen.