Favela street

Creating a new generation of strong role models

through the power of street football



Cindy Milor

I grew up without my father. Before the infamous earthquake on the 10th of January 2010, I was living with one of my


Wilnis Joseph

I’m Wilnis Joseph, I live in Cité Soleil with over 400,000 residents it’s the biggest slum in the Caribbean. My home is one


Daphnee Charles

I’m the co-founder of asocial enterprise called COCREAD, which stands for Co-creating Development. It’s mission is to boost community entrepreneurship through innovation, art


Rebeca Cristiny Santos

My name is Rebeca Cristiny and I live in Rio de Janeiro in the Vila Cruzeiro community. Vila Cruzeiro is known for it’s


Jessica Medeiros

My name is Jessica Medeiros, I was born in Rio de Janeiro in Lixaofavela. I live in a place where there has always been


Fabio Rondinelle

I have a lot of stories to tell, but I want to share the story that changed my life forever. I entered a

About Us

With the power of street football Favela Street creates a new generation of strong role models in marginalized communities around the world.

Football is the most popular sport in the world and Favela Street uses the appeal of this sport to connect with the youth. The nature of street football often times exist parallel to the dynamics of life in these underserved neighborhoods, making it a sport that is accessible, easy to learn, has flexible rules and is about having fun with fewer resources. Street football gives the opportunity to experience success and receive 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 independent football trainers inside their own neighborhoods by attain the expertise to self-organize activities for their communities. Besides becoming independent football trainers, we provide our role models with educational and employment resources in order to further develop their life skills.

By sharing their experiences, young people are made aware of adopting a positive and constructive attitude, which allows them to become role model for their peers.

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"Every day I try to be a better role model for the children in my community. I want to show them that regardless of the difficulties I’ve encountered and still facing, I can create a good life for myself."

~ Jessica Medeiros, Rio de Janeiro ~

Our Team

Read more about Rocky & Philip or check out more about our Board
Philip Veldhuis
As a social community worker he provides street football training and coaches talented youngsters in organizing tournaments in their own neighborhood.
Roxanne ‘Rocky’ Hehakaija
“Football has made me the woman I am, it has given me confidence and pride. I want to pass this is on to young people who desperately need it.”

Get in touch

Stichting Favela Street Netherlands

Bankastraat 39 II 1094 EB Amsterdam

RSIN: 854765025 | Chamber of Commerce: 62319175