Vrijdag 19 augustus ging een grote wens van de meisjes uit Rio in vervulling. Dankzij de actie ‘Balls for Brazil’ mochten de Favela Street Girls naar de Olympische finale van het vrouwenvoetbal in het legendarische Maracana stadion. Daar zagen de meisjes dat Duitsland met 2-1 van Zweden won. Bedankt INTERSPORT en More 2 Win voor[…]
During the last visit of Favela Street in Haiti we met a group of girls in the community of Caradeux. Thanks to our local partner COCREAD we came into contact with these girls who wanted to organise a football tournament especially for girls, but could use some help on how to approach this. We saw[…]
De Olympische Spelen 2016 zijn natuurlijk niet compleet zonder een strandtraining met de Favela Street Girls! Met dank aan minister Edith Schippers die de tijd nam om met de meisjes kennis te maken en zelf ook heel even een ‘Favela Street Girl’ was op het strand van Rio de Janeiro! Lees hier het artikel[…]
Photographer Sebastian Gil Miranda recently followed the work of Favela Street in Rio de Janeiro to make a photo documentary. Sebastian is a documentary photographer and focuses on humanitarian, environmental, cultural and social issues. He works as a freelance, generating independent and collective projects. One of the projects were the photo’s can be seen is[…]
Vorige week is de actie “Balls for Brasil” van INTERSPORT van start gegaan. Met deze campagne supporten zij ons werk in Rio de Janeiro. Lees snel verder. Veel Braziliaanse meisjes krijgen door voetbal kans op een beter leven. Zij kunnen alleen maar dromen van een bezoek aan het legendarische Estádio Maracanã tijdens de Olympische Spelen.[…]
Goalden Times is an online platform that publishes football related articles revolving around any theme under and beyond the Sun. Recently Goalden Times dedicated a beautiful piece about our work in Brasil. Goalden Times founder Srinwantu Dey speaks to street football legend and director of Favela Street Foundation Roxanne Hehakaija to investigate life inside Rio de[…]
Patta and Umbro have created a very exclusive range of football jerseys: next to the tournament jerseys, only nine units for men exist – in sizes M, L and XL. Patta designed the nine shirts in three different colour schemes: white, red, and black with white stripes. The front is further adorned with a Patta[…]
For the upcoming Olympics, Amsterdam-based streetwear label Patta and football gear giant Umbro are joining forces to create a unique auction in support of the Favela Street foundation. This summer, Favela Street will organize a very special street football tournament: the Favela Champions, especially for girls in Rio’s favela slums. With this, the foundation will show the[…]
Favela Street is back in Haiti, Port au Prince to work with the Favela Street coaches from Sakala. The whole month the coaches will participate in workshops about self reflection, their role as a role model and story telling. What is your mission and how do you share your story to gain support. The coaches will[…]
Today Philip and three Favela Street coaches from Sakala gave a workshop about the power of role models at the headquarters of the Chamber of Commerce Haiti-Benelux. The coaches shared their story about being a role model for other youngsters in their community. Twenty young aspiring entrepreneurs from Port au Prince joined the workshop. Philip shared the Favela Street[…]
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.
Roxanne ‘Rocky’ Hehakaija
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