More social football in Paraguay, thanks to the Chilean-Spanish cooperation
Since this year, Fútbol Más Paraguay has the support of the Triangular Cooperation Mixed Fund, resulting from the alliance between the Chilean and Spanish Cooperation Agencies (AGCID-AECID). These resources make it possible to continue working with more than 500 children, teenagers and their families, in the San Francisco neighborhood, in Zeballos Cue on topics such as healthy living.
Fútbol Más Foundation has been in Asunción for three years, seeking to connect with organizations that promote the development of resilience in children and adolescents in vulnerable areas. Starting from the use of football as a tool for social transformation, it seeks to strengthen healthy coexistence, to link the community in the construction of protected spaces for children and to generate ties in Paraguayan neighborhood and school communities.
This year the foundation started a project in the San Francisco neighborhood with more than 350 students from the school in the area and 150 from the fields of the territory, thanks to the joint work with the Mixed Fund for Triangular Cooperation, through its cooperation agencies of the Chilean and Spanish State.
Matías Prado, director of Fútbol Más Paraguay, highlights: “for the execution of the program in the San Francisco neighborhood we have a team of professionals, sports sciences and social sciences, who facilitate the socio-sports activities. In addition, they train young leaders of the community, parents, tutors and teachers of the school, thus enhancing the development of them as managers of healthy coexistence and main characters of the sustainability of the project.
Since the installation of Fútbol Más in the country, the organization has worked in the Fe y Alegría Schools, located in Bañados Norte and Sur, as well as the areas of Zeballos Cué and La Chacarita, accompanying the transfer of families from La Chacarita, victims from the flood caused by the overflow of the Paraguay River, to the Model Quarter “San Francisco”. These programs could be carried out thanks to the collaboration of the Chilean Cooperation Agency, through the Chile Fund, and the opening of the SENAVITAT (today, Ministry of Urban Planning, Housing and Habitat).
In the coming months the foundation will continue to seek new alliances, in order to achieve the objectives set and contribute to the promotion of communities through the transfer of tools that deepen the bonds and improve the dynamics of coexistence in the neighborhood.
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