Team Favela Street Philip and Rocky were recently invited by ROC Zuidoost, a college in Amsterdam, to give a lecture about the conception and growth of Favela Street. The goal is to inspire the youth to follow their passion and show that passion can bring you to a lot of places. They spoke about how Favela Street started with just an idea and their own savings, and how they went from their success in Rio to Haiti. They also shared the stories from their heroes and showed the students how important role models are.
This lecture was initiated by the Zuidoost Plus Modules. This program is organised for 750 students in Amsterdam to encourage their enterprising side. The students can choose from 25 different workshops which are modelled to the theme of that moment. Philip and Rocky were part of the “ZO zakelijk talent” theme, which focuses on business/commercial talent. The idea is to decrease the distance between school and worklife, and help the scholars with their choice in field and direction they would like to persue when they’re finished with school.
Photography by Sabine van Wechem