In collaboration with the Ministry of Social Development, Labour and Welfare, we started the Favela Street Kòrsou programme at the beginning of 2019. One of the objectives of the ministry was to reduce poverty using the power of sports. Favela Street designed a personal development programme for young people (15-30 years old) from different neighbourhoods.
This group is mixed gender, which was a conscious decision allowing us to stimulate young people to learn from each other and consider different perspectives.
The programme let them work on self-reflection, goal setting, organising sport activities and more
Season 1 kicked off in 2019 with 28 participants. They quickly became a close family and opened up to each other. The programme let them work on self-reflection, goal setting, organising sport activities and more. It also connected them to mentors and guest speakers that matched their personal ambitions, in order to expand their network and inspire them to strive towards their goals.
The Covid-19 pandemic had a huge impact on the programme. We were able to continue online, but the face-to-face programme was delayed by one year. In the summer of 2021, we organised the closing storytelling event for our participants’ friends, family and everyone who was involved in the programme. In this way we were able to create a powerful space of collective healing. That night, 12 participants from the original group graduated with inspiring and vulnerable personal stories.
These 12 graduates are now continuing their journey into becoming Favela Street junior trainers through our local Training of Trainers programme, further expanding the circle of influence of the programme.
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