On the 7th of May Favela Street organized a fundraiser for their new project in Haiti at YoungWorks. After good friend Johnny de Mol opened the fundraiser, Philip & Rocky gave a short presentation about the Favela Street Girls in Rio and their new adventure in Haiti. The night ended with a spicy performance by two[…]
Philip and Rocky visited radiostation FunX and spoke about their new project Favela Street Haiti. If you missed the show, check out this link FunX Start
Come to our Favela Street Haïti Fundraiser on the 7th of May at the office of YoungWorks. Good friend of the project, Johnny de Mol will open the party. Philip & Rocky just came back from Haïti and they will share their story and new plans for Port au Prince. The rest of the evening[…]
In the documentary film Streetkids United II – The Girls From Rio the Brazilian girls’ football team is followed as they prepare themselves for the tournament that will change their lives forever, the Street Child World Cup.
Today the Telstar Ladies Day was all about Favela Street. With panna battles against Rocky and fundraising for the new Haiti project. Thanks Telstar and the girls from the Telstar Academy.
With the power of street football Favela Street creates a new generation of strong role models in disadvantaged neighbourhoods around the world.
Football is the most popular sport in the world. Favela Street uses the appeal of this sport to connect with young people. The nature of street football is close to the dynamics of life in disadvantaged neighbourhoods. The sport is accessible, easy to learn, has flexible rules and is about having fun with few resources.
Street football gives the opportunity to experience success, to be a winner and to get appreciation for your skills. The accessible nature ensures that both girls and boys want to participate.
Favela Street offers a program for youngsters to become an independent football trainer inside their own community. They learn how to self-organize street football activities for young people in their neighbourhood and work on their personal development by practicing different life skills.
Besides becoming an independent football trainer, we connect potential education and work opportunities to them. They gain several successful experiences. By sharing these in a group, young people see the importance to adopt a positive and constructive attitude. And how they can become a role model for their peers.Donate to Favela Street
The Favela Street week is an intensive period of workshops and training sessions where a group of talented and motivated young people learn to organize street football activities in their own community. The project is always implemented together with a local partner. Organizing Favela Street events increases the commitment of youngsters with the local partners. Together we create a hotspot where sportive and inspiring activities take place. After the Favela Street week remains direct contact between the trained youngsters, the local partner and Favela Street through a social media platform. This way we continue support from a distance.
Structure through pleasure
Street football equals fun. By kicking a ball together daily worries are forgotten. Young people can be young again and have fun. The fun-factor will be used as an‘ice-breaker’ between the coaches and the participants. Street football brings joy and hope in places where that is not obvious. Young people experience for the first time in their lives how to deal with rules and standards of the sport. By adhering to these rules, the young people develop structure and routine in their lives.
I am somebody
Young people in disadvantaged neighbourhoods are dealing with a negative stigma and they feel that every day. Favela Street believes that all young people around the world are valuable. They are entitled to have a better future. Favela Street teaches young people that they have a voice, that they are somebody and that they are part of a community. By doing sport together, sharing experiences and celebrating successes Favela Street is building the confidence of young people. They learn to be proud of themselves and of what they can do.
Disadvantaged neighbourhoods have a lack of young aspiring role models. This is the major reason why Favela Street creates a new generation of strong role models with the power of street football. Favela Street focuses on these talents and develop them. They learn to independently organize football activities for young people in their own neighbourhood. Because of this role, the young people will get respect and appreciation. They show that you work to a positive future through sport activities.
Roxanne ‘Rocky’ Hehakaija
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Stichting Favela Street Netherlands
Bankastraat 39 II 1094 EB Amsterdam
RSIN: 854765025 | Chamber of Commerce: 62319175