where we work
where we work
COUNTRIES AND PROGRAMMES
Different countries and different cultures, but one same goal: to transform the realities of children, young people and their communities.

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Thirteen years ago, in the city of Santiago, in the districts of Huechuraba, Puente Alto and Lo Espejo, the dream of transforming realities through football and play began. Today there are 11 regions, from Tarapacá to Los Lagos, and more than 10,000 children who are part of 75 Schools, Residences and Neighbourhoods programmes across the country.

Social Director: Lucas Siqués (lucas.siques@futbolmas.org) 

Partner Coordinator: María Achaga (maria.achaga@futbolmas.org) 

We arrived in this beautiful country to work in 2013, implementing programmes in four neighbourhoods in Guayaquil, with almost 500 children and their families. In 2016, after the earthquake that affected and displaced thousands of Ecuadorians, we focused on psychosocial recovery in communities in Manta and Portoviejo, in the province of Manabí. Today we are active in four neighbourhoods in the northwest of Guayaquil.

Executive Director: Emanoel Palacios 

(emanoel.palacios@futbolmas.org)

Partner Coordinator: Chiara Barile 

(chiara.barile@futbolmas.org)

The island opened its doors to us in 2014 to work with our socio-sports model in a school in Port-au-Prince. Currently, about 1,200 children and young people are part of the programme in 10 national/public schools in the western department of Haiti. Through play and physical activity, the programme aims to promote the development of life skills and the well-being of school communities.

Executive Director: Tomás Gaete

(tomas.gaete@futbolmas.org)

In February 2015, Fútbol Más Perú started working in two neighbourhoods in the north of Lima, thanks to partnerships with different private, public and international organisations.

The dream kept growing: five years later, and having worked in the highlands, jungle and coast of the country, we are present in Neighbourhoods, Schools, Residences and have active projects with UNHCR, UNICEF and other private organisations.

A total coverage of 12,000 children and young people.

Executive Director: Daniel Orrego

(daniel.orrego@futbolmas.org)

Partner Coordinator: Carlos Llaque

(carlos.llaque@futbolmas.org)

Four years ago we started our first experience on another continent: Africa. Nearly 400 children in Mathare and Kibera ─one of the largest informal settlements in the world─ were part of the kick-off programme. Today, in addition to maintaining our presence in these communities, we are working in four schools with the Fútbol Más socio-sports model, with a programme in border areas with asylum seekers in two of the largest refugee camps in the world, with around 9,000 children and young people.
Executive Director: Samuel Musembi

(samuel.musembi@futbolmas.org

Partnership Coordinator: Valentina Rodríguez 

(valentina.rodriguez@futbolmas.org)

Paraguay gave us the opportunity to work in two communities in Los Bañados, Asunción,

an area historically affected by the flooding of the river that surrounds the city. One year later, thanks to the support of Chilean cooperation (AGCID) and Spanish cooperation (AECID), two schools in the sector were added to the intervention, allowing us to reach almost 800 children and their communities.

Executive Director: Andrea Leguizamón 

(andrea.leguizamon@futbolmas.org)

We arrived in a neighbourhood in Mexico City, supported by FIFA funds (Football For Hope).

After the earthquakes in September 2017 and thanks to the collaboration of UNICEF, in January 2018 we began an intervention with the Football for Emergencies methodology in the states of Morelos and Oaxaca. Today almost 4000 children are part of the programme, not only in neighbourhoods in CDMX, Morelos and Oaxaca, but also in residences on the northern and southern borders (Tijuana and Tapachula). We are also present in 14 other states through methodology transfer programmes.

Executive Director: Ignacio Gómez 

(ignacio.gomez@futbolmas.org)

Partner Coordinator: KarinaQuintanilla 

(karina.quintanilla@futbolmas.org)

During 2017, socio-sports workshops were held with children, adolescents and adults of 14 nationalities in a refugee centre in Paris. This was the first initiative carried out by Fútbol Más with migrants in Europe and the first experience of South-North cooperation. Today, that focus continues with two projects, both in refugee centres, but with different objectives. On the one hand, we work with adults in collaboration with the French Ministry of Labour and, on the other hand, with migrant children and young people in collaboration with the Ministry of Sport, FIFA and the European Union.

Executive Director: Pacome Goic 

(pacome.goic@futbolmas.org)

In July 2020, we were invited by the Dragones de Lavapiés Social Football Club to an urban camp for girls, boys and young people who had spent several months in confinement due to the pandemic. Through our socio-sports methodology, we worked on emotional regulation and post-trauma to alleviate the effects of quarantine in more than 50 children of over 30 different nationalities. In addition, we have begun to participate in the European EYVOL project for the training of volunteers in the field of sport, together with the Sevilla FC Foundation.

Executive Director: Aitor Hernández 

(aitor.hernandez@futbolmas.org)

We got involved in a country where football is not a popular sport, and we were able to make our way into a rural sector of the Sánchez Ramírez Province, in the municipality of Comedero Arriba, where we worked with girls, boys and young people in a school. The project aimed to strengthen socio-emotional skills and mental health, in addition to transferring our methodology to the school’s teaching staff.

Contact: juan.araya@futbolmas.org

In 2021 we arrived in Mozambique to assist communities that were affected and forced to move to other sectors due to Cyclones Eloise and Idai. With an emergency programme and together with Unicef, we seek to provide psychosocial support and strengthen community ties to build trust. We are still in the diagnostic stage to establish the six localities that will be favoured.

Social Director: Ana Milena Soto (milena.soto@futbolmas.org)

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Bustamante 26, 4th floor.
Providencia, Santiago, Chile
(562) 2 223 5905
contacto@futbolmas.org

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