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[…]
Saturday night the 28th of May Encore Amsterdam organized a special Encore X Favela Street club night at the Melkweg in Amsterdam. Encore is the biggest and most popular hiphop club night in the Netherlands. Over 1.100 visitors made a contribution to Favela Street. DJ Waxfiend (Wesley Texel) one of the founders of Encore, met team Favela Street[…]
In January this year Rocky gave a presentation about Favela Street to all the girls from football club IJVV in IJsselmuiden. After the presentation the girls worked hard to collect donations for Favela Street. This week on the 11th of May Rocky returned to IJVV with a few friends, players from the women’s Ajax team, Merel van[…]
Our local partner in Haiti, Sakala started a football program for change in Site Soley with their young trainers. Thanks to our contribution and their experience with the Favela Street program they are able to spread their work in Port au Prince. This summer Philip will return to Haiti to continue our work with the trainers from[…]
De Nederlandse straatvoetballegende Roxanne ‘Rocky’ Hehakaija is een waar fenomeen. Ze is de enige vrouwelijke straatvoetballer die al jaren met de beste straatvoetballers ter wereld speelt. Rocky is meer dan een bevlogen en getalenteerde voetbalster. Ze is ook een van de oprichters van Favela Street, een organisatie die sterke, vrouwelijke rolmodellen creëert op een plek[…]
Word net als Johnny de Mol supporter van Favela Street en koop een shirt of sweater. Trui €50,- Shirt €30,- Het hele bedrag komt directe ten goede aan het werk van Favela Street. Stuur een mail naar firstname.lastname@example.org.
All around the world refugees are seeking asylum due to conflict and persecution in their own countries. Many have made their way to the Netherlands, where they have been housed in asylum centers. Unfortunately our country has been divided between those who believe all refugees should be welcomed with open arms, and those who believe[…]
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.
Favela Street Week is an intensive week of workshops and training sessions where groups of young talented and motivated individuals learn to organize street football activities in their own community. By collaborating with local partners these events increase the commitment of youngsters. Together we create a hotspot where sportive and inspiring activities take place. After the Favela Street Week it's imperative for our organization to stay connected with the trained youngsters and the local partner in order to facilitate continued support.
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
Get in touch
Stichting Favela Street Netherlands
Bankastraat 39 II 1094 EB Amsterdam
RSIN: 854765025 | Chamber of Commerce: 62319175