We use football as a medium of learning and development of resilience, making the analogy of life on the court, where there are frustrations and daily adversities. We know the influence that this sport generates in neighborhood life and we focus on the positive.
The main beneficiaries of the project are girls, boys, and adolescents between 6 and 15 years old, who participate in the socio-sport classes and the Fútbol Más League. We work in four series segmented by age, which are trained by female and male professors four times a week, during 9 months a year.
Young people between the ages of 16 and 20 participate in the Neighborhood Leader program, where they are getting formed as resilience tutors for their neighborhoods. They take a role in the execution of the classes and support other young people to join the project.
In Fútbol Más the participation of the families and the community is fundamental, only they are able to sustain the commitment to work for a protected childhood. They also actively participate and are invited to form a Neighborhood Coordination Team, learning every day to be able to lead the management of the program and the development of their neighborhood. In this way, the communities are progressing in their social and collective development and from year to year, the intervention goes through different phases such as the generation of trust and cohesion between girls, boys, adults and neighbors.
After a period of three to five years, we expect the neighborhoods to lead the management of the program autonomously, being able to transform their communities through valuing the positive and promoting the welfare of the children.
Fútbol Más Neighborhoods seeks to promote the development of resilience in girls, boys, adolescents and youth to ensure their wellbeing and that of their community.
- Develop internal strengths and skills for action in children and adolescents by promoting the development of resilience in them.
- Promote positive parenting in the parents of children and adolescents to support an environment that facilitates resilience.
- Advance the development of meaningful cross-cutting links among all actors involved in the implementation of our social program, to promote resilience.