I grew up without my father. Before the infamous earthquake on the 10th of January 2010, I was living with one of my…
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…
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…
My name is Jessica Medeiros, I was born in Rio de Janeiro in Lixaofavela. I live in a place where there has always been…
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.
In 2017 the coaches from the Favela Street Haiti project celebrated the completing of the program by organizing the first edition of the Peace…
Roxanne ‘Rocky’ Hehakaija
Get in touch
Stichting Favela Street Netherlands
Bankastraat 39 II 1094 EB Amsterdam
RSIN: 854765025 | Chamber of Commerce: 62319175