Sport
 Colombia
Project #2130

Transform the lives of children through soccer!

by Give to Colombia

Summary

"Soccer for Peace" is a community generating experience that is using soccer's pedagogical capacities to provide new life opportunities for disadvantaged children living in Barranquilla, Colombia.
$15,000
total goal
$14,103
remaining
24
donors
0
monthly donors
7
years active

Challenge

La Paz is considered to be one of the most unsafe and violent neighborhoods in Colombia. Children have excessive free time and lack appropriate spaces and activities to use it wisely. As a result of being brought-up in these harsh living conditions children end up roaming the streets and joining gangs. FCC is transforming the lives of 300 youth by providing them with an innovative soccer program to build conflict resolution skills and develop social capital in the community.

Solution

Children meet twice a week to play using the “Soccer for Peace” methodology which promotes and teaches social values such as: tolerance, respect, solidarity and honesty centered around gender inclusion for girls.

Long-Term Impact

The project will initially improve the living conditions of 300 children who attend workshops on life building skills, receive a nutritious meal and learn peace coexisting values while playing soccer using the Soccer for Peace Methodology.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.givetocolombia.org
Give to Colombia

Organization Information

Give to Colombia

Location: Coral Gables, Florida - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.givetocolombia.org
Project Leader:
Allison Masters
Marketing and Communications Manager
Miami, Florida United States

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